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Shadizilla
08-04-2010, 03:34 PM
Recently going to Otakon and finding that there were sure a lot of Homestuck cosplayers, it makes me wonder how many people are really planning on doing this.

Comic - http://www.mspaintadventures.com
Current Adventure - Homestuck



Personally, I know that next year me and my friend are going to try and pull off Snowman and Spades Slick. I know several people who want to do trolls, kids, and guardians alike. Hopefully there will be more Carapace cosplay, too.

Is anyone planning any MSPA themed cosplay any time soon?

Zombii
08-06-2010, 10:35 PM
Yeah, I've got some Homestuck cosplay planned(I've also done Homestuck cosplay in the past, too). I'm gonna be Jackspers Noirlecrow and Nepeta Leijon, both for seperate cons(Also Nepeta's gonna be alongside the rest of the trolls my real life + Fora friends are gonna do).

Nepeta's about... 40-45% done I guess? I want to make her tablet(Gonna make it using a dry-board so I can write stuff on it) and her clawkind. I also gotta decide on a final makeup solution for her skin. I've seen people use cream-based makeup, but because I have bad experience with cream makeup(actually, for a Peregrine Mendicant cosplay. Seriously, the makeup was a mess and got everywhere), I don't think I'll be using it. I heard Kryolan is really good. I'm mostly looking for something that won't smudge. Thoughts?

Also, personal opinions time! I'm also thinking of using orange contacts for Nepeta! However, I heard the actual fittings for the contacts can be pricy, but I want accuracy! Should or shouldn't I? I'm so conflicted...

Geek Fairy
09-02-2010, 03:01 PM
Funny, I just stumbled upon this thread while painting a shirt for my Terezi Pyrope cosplay! It's about halfway done, I suppose~ Currently working on the whole body paint situation. Acrylic seems to be working well for me, besides the "tightness" thing. I'll post pictures when I can!

Shadizilla
10-15-2010, 12:13 AM
Also, personal opinions time! I'm also thinking of using orange contacts for Nepeta! However, I heard the actual fittings for the contacts can be pricy, but I want accuracy! Should or shouldn't I? I'm so conflicted...

I haven't seen any of the trolls actually do the contacts. They can get pricey. Like up in the 200$ range sometimes.
I think if you don't do the full-eye contacts, that you could probably get away with some normal ones, but just orange. It would at least be a little effort toward giving the right effect, but a lot less pricey.



I've been starting to plan out things better for Slick.
The hardest part I've come across so far is the head. I want to be able to do his mouth/teeth, so I'm not going with the full-face hood. It's going to be hard to get the makeup to not rub off around the hood though, I fear. I'm hoping some spirit gum and sealer will help prevent too much rubbing.

I'm also worried it's going to be REALLY HOT.

Also licorice Scottie dogs why must you come in such large quantities?? I only need like..four.

Gaku_X
11-04-2010, 10:49 PM
I'm actually currently,meaning right now,like the costume is pinned together right behind me-working on Wayward Vagabond.I don't know why,I just love WV and decided to make it right after I got past the whole Mayor of Cantown bit.
In any case,when worn I'll have a TRUSTY KNIFE + HANDY RULER and possibly some TAB.And of course the Mayor sash.

As for make-up for you guys,Kryolan,Mehron,and Ben Nye are all good.Nye and Kryo being my personal favorites.The sealants made by the companies are fabulous for stopping smudging,and usually come in decently sized bottles that you could carry around if you feel the need to touch it up.
I saw a tutorial on the MSPA forum that used Grey and White make-ups mixed in a 2 white to one grey ratio and used steel grey for highlights for the troll skin.The result looked really good.Another route,go to a place that sells Nye or the others and try their greys on your skin to see which seems best to you.

And for contacts,give Walmart a try.Most do eye exams and contact fittings-it's where I went for my reguler lenses and they were pretty well priced.They also deal Wild Eyes contacts so you can order through them.

Poots
12-23-2010, 09:37 PM
I'm working on a Dave costume right now. Pretty awesome to sign up and see other MSPA cosplayers here too!
Right now I'm trying to build his sword Caledscratch, and the tough part about it that I really want to attempt is getting the sword to switch from its broken version to its fixed version. I'm thinking for it to pop out (or at least slide out) like a switchblade.
I've never done anything like this so I need a few tips to make it. Hell, I don't know how to make a sword in the first place.

Geekies
01-04-2011, 06:12 PM
Going to be Terezi~ owo
Agggh the paint! I'm not sure if I have enough! ;A;
I'm thiscloseto searching around for some extremely long gray gloves for the arms...but no.
I'm sure it'll be enough... >>;;; If not I'll hightail it back on over to the body paint resource. >.<;;
I feel bad because my horns are made of THE FELT.
-is lame-

Fievrouge
01-27-2011, 08:59 AM
Working on Terezi :) Just kinda compiling everything I'll need and then onto the craftsy stuff. The tricky part for me at the moment is deciding between black hair dye and a black wig D: Pros and serious cons to each.

I was actually wondering this too - just how likely is it that anyone is actually going to recognize the character/how may other homestuck cosplayers will there be?

Geekies
01-29-2011, 01:26 AM
Working on Terezi :) Just kinda compiling everything I'll need and then onto the craftsy stuff. The tricky part for me at the moment is deciding between black hair dye and a black wig D: Pros and serious cons to each.

I was actually wondering this too - just how likely is it that anyone is actually going to recognize the character/how may other homestuck cosplayers will there be?

You know, surprisingly, people knew who I was, which was really cool! O:
It'll be fine. owo
There might be Homestuck cosplayers and YOU WON'T EVEN KNOW IT in time. OTL
Don't worry, it'll be fine. =w=

princelysoft
01-31-2011, 02:26 PM
Planning on doing Nepeta and Equius for SDCC '11 in God Tier mode (THAT IS SILLY) still...awesome fanarts been going around and I couldn't help it.

Heavens_Night
02-04-2011, 08:55 AM
I think I'm going to do a Troll group with a few of my friends for a con later in the year. I'm planning on being Vriska or possibly Feferi, and my other two friend are probably going to be Eridan and Aradia.

HareyuNanami
02-09-2011, 05:47 PM
I am planning a Nepeta cosplay =D
anyone know where I could get cheep or good grey make up for the trollz :33

Heavens_Night
02-11-2011, 08:45 AM
Hanyaan has an amazing makeup tutorial. I wish I had the link, but I'm at school so I can't fetch it at the moment. :/ I'd suggest checking out the cosplay thread on the MSPA forums.

LaurynTheHylian
02-24-2011, 01:25 AM
Planning on making a God Tier Aradia costume.

niwaka
04-01-2011, 08:49 PM
I finished up my Terezi costume a few weeks ago and had a blast a Megacon! There were so many Homestuck cosplayers, it was almost ridiculous. But mostly awesome xD

RE: Makeup - Here is Hanyaan's fantastic tutorial~http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?29866-Homestuck-Related-Cosplay&p=4167924&viewfull=1#post4167924 it starts at post #1161. She made another one specifically for Gamzee on youtube ==>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN8GECxQzBw. I found that the Ben Nye makeup works super well and is straightforward to use. Make sure to use the setting powder, or it WILL smudge. Also, for arms, I used the same stuff, but I found that my setting powder wanted to rub off on everything >:I So, I am planning on trying the "Weeping Angel" glove/sleeve method for my next troll cosplay (that's this one ==>http://community.livejournal.com/crafty_tardis/152724.html - the sleeve tut starts about 3/4 of the way down).

Also! It's pretty amazing how many people recognize you, or at least that it's MSPA. And even if they don't half the time your costume is just awesome enough to warrant the question, and thus, you can tell them about the awesomeness that is MSPA xD

RukiasTears
04-05-2011, 11:14 AM
Im doing a Terezi cosplay for Akon 22. My cane and shirt are finished and almost done with the horns and needs to get shoes. Also going to make a little lemonsnout. :) My friends are going be; Gamzee, Male!Terezi, Sollux, Male!Kanaya, and a Nepeta. haha male versions, it was their idea not mine! :P

Kiichigo
05-12-2011, 01:57 AM
Ohh, I'm definitely planning this for November. Really want to cosplay Feferi, her outfit is gorgeus :heart: Plus she's adorable while being kickass ~

St. Jimmy
05-13-2011, 04:55 PM
I'm going as Karkat for Jafax. I just need to get a shirt and it's finished. ^_^

Would wearing gray gloves look too fake? I'd really prefer to not use body paint on my hands.

IceBergTea
05-13-2011, 09:09 PM
Aradia(Pre-Death/Alive) for Nan Desu Kan
SSSSSSStill workin' on it.


Would wearing gray gloves look too fake? I'd really prefer to not use body paint on my hands.
It's perfectly fine to wear gloves(Well That's what I think>.>)

HareyuNanami
05-16-2011, 02:15 PM
have been hunting for a pattern for this dress, but I just cant seem to find one...

http://images.wikia.com/mspaintadventures/images/c/cc/JadeDress.gif

Touyo
06-07-2011, 11:33 AM
Working on Aces (even though I wish I could do tux) Dave for Kintoki. I've got all of the costume but Caledscratch done. That'll be finished this weekend if all goes well.

Mizzuks
06-09-2011, 07:15 AM
I want to go as Vriska, but I'm unsure of how to do or make the arm. Any tips?

Touyo
06-09-2011, 08:37 AM
The last time I saw a Vriska, someone had loops of a grey foam that they had put around one arm to make it look like it was robotic. As far as I'm concerned, it didn't look too bad.

Radical
06-10-2011, 02:07 AM
I'll be going as Feferi at Sacanime this September. Was planning to go as Karkat but, I just.. I just needed a complete set, as all the other trolls will be attending.

smite_me
06-10-2011, 02:24 PM
My friend and I are going as Gamzee and Tavros respectively to SanDiego ComicCon

=P We did test runs of the make-up yesterday and bought clothing to modify.

ToroSonyCat
06-11-2011, 08:03 AM
I'm working on a John cosplay and I'm considering Nepeta too :D

Yay Homestuck!

Ferreter
06-11-2011, 10:20 AM
I'm going as Vriska in her fairy costume to Otakon. Honestly, I think I'll wind up making the arm out of metallic duct tape around a stocking since I have no skill in making stuff.

Touyo
06-11-2011, 11:41 AM
If I had more space to store stuff for Kintoki, I'd make UNREAL AIR, yet I only have about two bags to deal with :<

Psychonaut
06-11-2011, 09:01 PM
Working on John (Vriska's outfit) but I'm not entirely sure where I'm going to wear it just yet, since I'm staffing the one con I'm attending.

Pogo hammer is currently drying as we speak!

Mithrenniel
06-12-2011, 07:26 PM
I want to do a troll but 'm not sure. I'm leaning towards Eridan.

Elkian
06-13-2011, 12:07 PM
Working on a Gamzee costume...any advice on troll fangs?

Touyo
06-13-2011, 01:37 PM
Got a bulk of the sword done, any opinions? (http://i.imgur.com/42wsk.jpg)

Psychonaut
06-14-2011, 12:03 AM
Working on a Gamzee costume...any advice on troll fangs?

I've seen these (http://www.mostlydead.com/Vampire-Fangs,-Creature-teeth,-Claws/c7/p194/Great-White-Pointed-teeth-Scarecrow-Flexible-Veneers/product_info.html?osCsid=556cd7caa24680dee056c21cc 19c86f6) used a few times. I had a whole website on costume teeth, but I can't seem to find where the url went. If I dig it up, I'll let you know.

gatling_girl
06-14-2011, 01:36 AM
Working on a Gamzee costume...any advice on troll fangs?

Cosplaying Gamz as well.
I found a lot of people who were using fake nails as teeth, since it's cheaper.
Check here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Fa2-ui8OY) and
here (http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?39269-MSPA-Cosplay-3-Would-you-like-some-stabs-with-that&p=5151875&highlight=nails#post5151875) for some more information and a video of the process. The end result isn't all that bad.

Got any advice on Gamzee's hair or horns?

ToroSonyCat
06-19-2011, 01:36 PM
I'm currently working on a default John cosplay, going to (hopefully) cosplay Nepeta and I'd like to cosplay God Tier John too. I absolutely love Homestuck.

I found the PERFECT glasses for John! :D (And I posted photos in my gallery if anyone wants to see them XD)

ToroSonyCat
06-26-2011, 08:58 AM
I wish this thread wasn't dead ;A;

I finished my John cosplay! (If anyone wants to see, photos are in my gallery~ Hehehe)
I'll start working on Nepeta next.

I love love LOVE Homestuck! <3

BrokenAlice
06-27-2011, 03:32 AM
Yeah, this thread seems pretty dead. . . .

You're such an adorable John, ToroSonyCat! >u<

In other words, I'm thinking of cosplay Jade in either her Eclectica or Snowman dress. . .I'm not so sure yet

gatling_girl
06-27-2011, 04:27 AM
Wow it's a shame this thread died...
Toro, you make such a ridiculously adorable John. Oh good gog. ;w;
Alice, go with the Eclectica dress. Definitely the cutest outfit Jade has.

Psychonaut
06-27-2011, 02:27 PM
I wish this thread wasn't dead ;A;

I finished my John cosplay! (If anyone wants to see, photos are in my gallery~ Hehehe)
I'll start working on Nepeta next.

I love love LOVE Homestuck! <3

Oh hey I know you...

<- tombstone from captchalogue on dA

I knew that cosplay looked familiar! EXCELLENT work!

ToroSonyCat
06-27-2011, 03:06 PM
Thank you very much for all the compliments everyone! ;u;

I'm glad to see this thread is coming back to life a little bit too! :D
We must revive it ><
Good luck with your cosplays everyone! :D

I found a pretty good horn tutorial here if anyone is looking for one --> http://theepicsnocone.tumblr.com/post/4174006233/how-i-make-my-troll-horns

TeatimeDuchess
06-28-2011, 07:16 PM
Hey guys, I'm new to this forum, and I actually joined for the primary reason of finding myself a Karkat. I'm going to FanExpo {Toronto, Canada} as Terezi, and my friend is going as Equius. I've pretty well compiled all of my Terezi costume, and I just have to finish my cane and paint the symbol on her t-shirt.

I went to a costume shop and was talking to a girl at the make up counter, and I tried out the cream based body paint, with a sealing powder on top. It works fantastically! The paint doesn't rub off on anything once it's sealed, and it doesn't wash off with water. You need an oil based cleanser to get it off {both a good thing and a bad thing I guess}.

I have a question though. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to attach horns to a headband? Gluegun isn't strong enough to keep it on.

meevist
06-29-2011, 02:08 AM
Hi everyone!! Getting back into this site and helping keep the thread alive :D

I've got an alpha Dave cosplay put together (there're pictures on my profile if anyone wants to check them out) that I'm debuting at Otakon this year. I'm also making vriska's mindfang-with-wings extravaganza for otakon, and I'm SO excited for it!! Does anyone have any ideas for making a harness for the wings that wouldn't be too bulky (the coat is really fitted and a big harness would show)?

EDIT: @Duchess: I made my horns out of foam and drove a screw into them, then wrapped wire around the screw and the headband, then hot glued it for extra strength. I covered the wire with black cloth to hide it in my wig better. Hope this helps!!

Gabbyv23
06-29-2011, 03:24 AM
Cosplaying Vriska, got the horns almost done today...

I'm wondering what every does for glasses (because a lot of homestuck characters wear them)
Buy reading glasses and take the lenses out I suppose? and how do you go about the latter?

Mizzuks
07-01-2011, 08:21 AM
Cosplaying Vriska, got the horns almost done today...

I'm wondering what every does for glasses (because a lot of homestuck characters wear them)
Buy reading glasses and take the lenses out I suppose? and how do you go about the latter?

Yeah, for my Vriska, I just pushed the lens until it came out, although they were a cheap pair so it wasn't hard.

I'm not sure how to make a robot looking arm for Serket, though. Any tips?

ToroSonyCat
07-01-2011, 12:09 PM
Hey guys, I'm new to this forum, and I actually joined for the primary reason of finding myself a Karkat. I'm going to FanExpo {Toronto, Canada} as Terezi, and my friend is going as Equius. I've pretty well compiled all of my Terezi costume, and I just have to finish my cane and paint the symbol on her t-shirt.

I went to a costume shop and was talking to a girl at the make up counter, and I tried out the cream based body paint, with a sealing powder on top. It works fantastically! The paint doesn't rub off on anything once it's sealed, and it doesn't wash off with water. You need an oil based cleanser to get it off {both a good thing and a bad thing I guess}.

I have a question though. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to attach horns to a headband? Gluegun isn't strong enough to keep it on.
I found a good tutorial here which involves attatching the horns directly into the wig instead of a headband, I personally think this has a better effect than using a headband - http://theepicsnocone.tumblr.com/post/4174006233/how-i-make-my-troll-horns

Hi everyone!! Getting back into this site and helping keep the thread alive :D

I've got an alpha Dave cosplay put together (there're pictures on my profile if anyone wants to check them out) that I'm debuting at Otakon this year. I'm also making vriska's mindfang-with-wings extravaganza for otakon, and I'm SO excited for it!! Does anyone have any ideas for making a harness for the wings that wouldn't be too bulky (the coat is really fitted and a big harness would show)?

EDIT: @Duchess: I made my horns out of foam and drove a screw into them, then wrapped wire around the screw and the headband, then hot glued it for extra strength. I covered the wire with black cloth to hide it in my wig better. Hope this helps!!
I've seen your Dave cosplay already and commented, you make a great Dave! I loved the photos :D

Cosplaying Vriska, got the horns almost done today...

I'm wondering what every does for glasses (because a lot of homestuck characters wear them)
Buy reading glasses and take the lenses out I suppose? and how do you go about the latter?


For my John cosplay, I managed to find a pair of fake glasses but taking out the lenses also works well.

Yeah, for my Vriska, I just pushed the lens until it came out, although they were a cheap pair so it wasn't hard.

I'm not sure how to make a robot looking arm for Serket, though. Any tips?

I've seen people paint full-arm gloves to look like robotic arms and they looked awesome! :D Good luck!

HareyuNanami
07-01-2011, 02:52 PM
http://hareyunanami.deviantart.com/art/Jade-Harley-God-Tier-Cosplay-215003797?q=gallery%3Ahareyunanami&qo=0

Here is my God Tier Jade Harley costume x3 Next one I am working on is the Electica Dress Jade =D I am planning to cosplay all of Jades outfits XD Maybe not the Iron Man one xD

meevist
07-01-2011, 06:57 PM
I've seen your Dave cosplay already and commented, you make a great Dave! I loved the photos :D


Oooooh thank you!! I really appreciated your comments ^_^

smite_me
07-01-2011, 10:07 PM
Anyone have any tips on attaching Tavros horns under/to the wig? I'm going to follow the tutorial posted-but I'm having trouble figuring out how the 'headband' would work with getting the horns through the wig. :U Horizontal horns bluuuuuuuuh

ToroSonyCat
07-02-2011, 06:00 AM
Considering cosplaying Dave since all I need for the cosplay is a pair of sunglasses and I have everything else.. hmm.. I originally wasn't going to do that because I'm so ridiculously uncool and probably could not pull Dave's coolness off at all but I do really love Dave and it's getting hard to resist when all I need for the cosplay is a pair of sunglasses :B

Anyone have any tips on attaching Tavros horns under/to the wig? I'm going to follow the tutorial posted-but I'm having trouble figuring out how the 'headband' would work with getting the horns through the wig. :U Horizontal horns bluuuuuuuuh

Yeah, I'm not sure if it'd be best to attach Tavros' horns to the wig.. since they're likely to be heavy and put so much pressure on the wig I can only imagine them flopping down and pulling on the wig if you did manage to get them on there, personally I'd suggest using a headband for Tavros' horns, it'd be more secure in my opinion.

http://hareyunanami.deviantart.com/art/Jade-Harley-God-Tier-Cosplay-215003797?q=gallery%3Ahareyunanami&qo=0

Here is my God Tier Jade Harley costume x3 Next one I am working on is the Electica Dress Jade =D I am planning to cosplay all of Jades outfits XD Maybe not the Iron Man one xD

Awesome! I love the design and you make a really cute Jade :D (I commented and favourited on dA too, hehe)

Gabbyv23
07-03-2011, 04:39 AM
Oh~!
I found these sites with Homestuck cosplay tips!
http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?39269-MSPA-Cosplay-3-Would-you-like-some-stabs-with-that
http://apocalypsearisen.tumblr.com/post/6563556807

uhm... yeah so there's that.

ToroSonyCat
07-03-2011, 12:25 PM
Oh~!
I found these sites with Homestuck cosplay tips!
http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?39269-MSPA-Cosplay-3-Would-you-like-some-stabs-with-that
http://apocalypsearisen.tumblr.com/post/6563556807

uhm... yeah so there's that.

I already know about the MSPA forum one but that Tumblr one is new to me, thank you! So many useful links there! :D

smite_me
07-03-2011, 02:26 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure if it'd be best to attach Tavros' horns to the wig.. since they're likely to be heavy and put so much pressure on the wig I can only imagine them flopping down and pulling on the wig if you did manage to get them on there, personally I'd suggest using a headband for Tavros' horns, it'd be more secure in my opinion.



Yeah, though the model magic is pretty light, I think I'll have to make the headband and wires first and actually make the horns while they're through the wig, I don't think I'd be able to get it through otherwise...

Oh~!
I found these sites with Homestuck cosplay tips!
http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?39269-MSPA-Cosplay-3-Would-you-like-some-stabs-with-that
http://apocalypsearisen.tumblr.com/post/6563556807

uhm... yeah so there's that.
Ooh that was pretty informative, thanks (:
I can definitely take bits from that, if not almost all of it~

Gabbyv23
07-04-2011, 06:12 AM
I thought troll makeup would be a lot easier attainable...
any idea of where I could buy body paint locally? X.X

smite_me
07-04-2011, 03:17 PM
Theatre stores/costume shops/dance shops. Any place that sells theatrical things should have a coloured foundation/foundations- and tooth enamel(?) if that's what you're looking for.

MercuryLampe
07-04-2011, 08:42 PM
I'm so excited! I've been obsessed with Homestuck lately, and as I was reading it, I thought to myself, "Hey...I have a gray jacket. I have jeans. I have a long black wig. INSTANT VRISKA." Now all I need are the horns, shoes, shirt, and supplies to make my skin troll-ish, and I'm set :D My friend is cosplaying Squiddle dress!Jade, and we may possibly have either a Dave, or a Karkat...either way, it's the beginnings of a Homestuck group <3

Gabbyv23
07-05-2011, 06:10 AM
I actually was thinking of adding wefts or extensions to a short black wig I have for vriska...
which...
I suppose would fail miserably.
but i can try.

ToroSonyCat
07-05-2011, 12:52 PM
I've decided that I'm going to try and cosplay God Tier John at Manchester Expo since it'll probably be really hot and I don't want to overheat if I cosplay Luke from Professor Layton as planned XD

This gives me 25 days from now to get it finished, wish me luck? (That sounds like quite long, but considering that I still have school right now it doesn't give me much time DX)
I already have the wig and glasses at least and if I don't manage to finish it I'll wear my deafult John cosplay :B

TeatimeDuchess
07-05-2011, 02:25 PM
[QUOTE=ToroSonyCat;4026584]I found a good tutorial here which involves attatching the horns directly into the wig instead of a headband, I personally think this has a better effect than using a headband - http://theepicsnocone.tumblr.com/post/4174006233/how-i-make-my-troll-horns

Thanks for the link! The only problem is I'm not wearing a wig :T

@ Meevist

I should have thought of that before @^@ I've already made my horns out of sculpey though.

IceBergTea
07-05-2011, 02:40 PM
Wowowow
I only got the socks sense my last post XD

I made my horns out of model magic(colors; red, orange, yellow) and a wire from a coat hanger. I have a some wire sticking out so it can be attached to a headband.
Now the question is;
Should I splurge for a wig or grow out my hair?
Any ideas/opinions?

:33 < it's awesome to s33 all this homestuck cosplay!

ToroSonyCat
07-05-2011, 03:06 PM
I found a good tutorial here which involves attatching the horns directly into the wig instead of a headband, I personally think this has a better effect than using a headband - http://theepicsnocone.tumblr.com/post/4174006233/how-i-make-my-troll-horns

Thanks for the link! The only problem is I'm not wearing a wig :T


Oh, sorry! ^^;
In that case here's a really good headband tutorial - http://sweetartsandhellacrafts.tumblr.com/post/7186822013/troll-hoarns

TeatimeDuchess
07-06-2011, 04:26 PM
Thank you so much Toro!!!

ToroSonyCat
07-07-2011, 04:50 PM
Going to get the material for the hood for my God Tier John cosplay at the weekend, probably the shoes and dye + paint for them too and any other parts for the cosplay too if I'm lucky enough to find suitable garmets :D Excited to start on it but slightly worried I won't finish it in time ><

Thank you so much Toro!!!
You're welcome!

iamsarai
07-08-2011, 12:51 PM
Funny, I just stumbled upon this thread while painting a shirt for my Terezi Pyrope cosplay! It's about halfway done, I suppose~ Currently working on the whole body paint situation. Acrylic seems to be working well for me, besides the "tightness" thing. I'll post pictures when I can!

Oh my God, I saw you at the con!
You were great. I was too afraid to talk to you, though.

ToroSonyCat
07-10-2011, 08:12 AM
Anyone know where I can find a good version of John's God Tier symbol?
I'm pretty sure that they had it on the MSPA Forums post that I got the symbol for my default John cosplay from but since I'm stupid, I forgot to save the link to that post/save the image ^^;

LaurynTheHylian
07-10-2011, 01:43 PM
Just need to finish my wings and I'll be done with Aradia.

Anyone ever make a harness for wings?

Gabbyv23
07-10-2011, 04:16 PM
so anyway...
umm....
If you're cosplaying someone with tinted glasses, don't sharpie them X.X
They look terrible in the light, and I'm trying to wash it off...

the horns I'm making out of clay and foil and what not and they keep cracking and falling apart.. I don't know what to do anymore..
Model Magic and Sculpey keep falling over... and Paperclay keeps cracking...
8luuuuuuuuuuuh!

pltshp
07-13-2011, 08:33 PM
I'm going to be doing a Dave Strider cosplay in the near future, possibly teamed with Jade, though she may end up coming later! :D

St. Jimmy
07-15-2011, 12:26 PM
the horns I'm making out of clay and foil and what not and they keep cracking and falling apart.. I don't know what to do anymore..
Model Magic and Sculpey keep falling over... and Paperclay keeps cracking...
8luuuuuuuuuuuh!

Have you tried salt dough? I used it for my Karkat horns and it worked very well! Playdough might work too, since it's pretty much the same stuff.

I can't think of a prop to make for Aradia... any ideas?

pltshp
07-16-2011, 07:17 PM
Just out of curiosity, has anybody ever ordered from whatpumpkin? Any idea when they restock? And any estimation on shipping to the UK? /long shot I need a Broken Record shirt and Atom shirt for the con in a month's time. The Atom shirt I could get right now but I'm hesitant in case the BR ones come back... or it doesn't get to the UK in time. I have backups in mind in the form of Topatoco but it'd be nice to know.

Axelai
07-16-2011, 09:11 PM
Hello all~! I'm actually not a fan of Homestuck, but all my friends are. So I'm going to cosplay Vriska (as I'm scorpio) in their group.

Any of you guys have links for the grey skin? I was considering using PAX, but if you all have suggestions, that works too ^^

And just for fun: I'm making the horns out of candy corn. I found a tutorial online for doing stuff like this (not horns specifically, but same idea). Ahaha... I'll eat them at the end of the con.

ToroSonyCat
07-17-2011, 04:54 AM
Here's a preview of my God Tier John in progress if anyone wants to see it :B
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2991493/


Just out of curiosity, has anybody ever ordered from whatpumpkin? Any idea when they restock? And any estimation on shipping to the UK? /long shot I need a Broken Record shirt and Atom shirt for the con in a month's time. The Atom shirt I could get right now but I'm hesitant in case the BR ones come back... or it doesn't get to the UK in time. I have backups in mind in the form of Topatoco but it'd be nice to know.

I ordered from What Pumpkin!
I can't remember exactly but I think the shipping was about 3 weeks-1 month.

I don't know about restocking since luckily the Broken Record shirt was still in stock when I bought it ^^;

Any of you guys have links for the grey skin? I was considering using PAX, but if you all have suggestions, that works too ^^

And just for fun: I'm making the horns out of candy corn. I found a tutorial online for doing stuff like this (not horns specifically, but same idea). Ahaha... I'll eat them at the end of the con.

The candy corn is a really fun idea, ahaha XD

Umm what do you mean, links for buying the paint or tutorials?

pltshp
07-17-2011, 11:01 AM
I ordered from What Pumpkin!
I can't remember exactly but I think the shipping was about 3 weeks-1 month.

I don't know about restocking since luckily the Broken Record shirt was still in stock when I bought it ^^;


Ooh, thanks! I think I'm gonna stick with the Topatoco shirts for the upcoming con, just so I know they arrive, but I'm definitely getting the Atom and Broken Record ones when they restock :'D

ParaELLE
07-17-2011, 11:47 AM
And just for fun: I'm making the horns out of candy corn. I found a tutorial online for doing stuff like this (not horns specifically, but same idea). Ahaha... I'll eat them at the end of the con.


This.

Axelai, you are awesome.
I wonder how those will taste?!

I wanna try it...Haha.
What recipe for candy corn are you using?

As for your gray skin issue, there are tones of brands you can use :3
PAX, Ben Nye, Snazaroo, No-name-halloween stuff.

Axelai
07-17-2011, 01:13 PM
The candy corn is a really fun idea, ahaha XD

Umm what do you mean, links for buying the paint or tutorials?

I meant like, if there's specific threads online for the Trolls. Tutorials, etc. I found one once talking all about trolls and what exact shade of grey they are, haha. But I can't find it again DX




This.

Axelai, you are awesome.
I wonder how those will taste?!

I wanna try it...Haha.
What recipe for candy corn are you using?

As for your gray skin issue, there are tones of brands you can use :3
PAX, Ben Nye, Snazaroo, No-name-halloween stuff.

I'm actually using this (NSFW) (http://www.homemade-sex-toys.com/corn/) tutorial for the horns. Except... you know. Making them into horns, not... yeah. XD;;

And yeah, I was considering using PAX. Since I always wanted to try it.

pltshp
07-17-2011, 02:52 PM
I meant like, if there's specific threads online for the Trolls. Tutorials, etc. I found one once talking all about trolls and what exact shade of grey they are, haha. But I can't find it again DX


This one? (http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?29866-Homestuck-Related-Cosplay&p=4167924&viewfull=1#post4167924) I've got this tutorial saved in case I ever do a Troll cosplay 83





I'm actually using this (NSFW) (http://www.homemade-sex-toys.com/corn/) tutorial for the horns. Except... you know. Making them into horns, not... yeah. XD;;

Oh... oh my god. There are no words, only bemused laughter xD

ParaELLE
07-17-2011, 04:03 PM
I'm actually using this (NSFW) (http://www.homemade-sex-toys.com/corn/) tutorial for the horns. Except... you know. Making them into horns, not... yeah. XD;;


I MAY have just fallen out of my chair from laughing to hard.
That seems like a very...reliable...tutorial.
HURHUR :3

Olichan
07-17-2011, 08:59 PM
I'm doing a Karkat cosplay, and I'll have my girlfriend as Nepeta, and I'm going to seriously die she'll be so cute gahhhh ;___;
After that, I'll be doing a Gamzee cosplay, and maybe even explore Sober!Gamzee. (I fucking love insane murderer characters, I don't even know why.)
After THAAAAAAAT, I'm going for the Strider in Action Pajamas. Possibly with Caledscratch.

ToroSonyCat
07-18-2011, 02:34 PM
My God Tier John cosplay is almost finished! :D
I finished the hood yesterday and the shoes today, I only need to transfer print the logo onto the shirt now which I'm going to do today and it'll be finished!

I'm especially proud of the shoes which turned out much better than expected. (I'll upload a photo to my gallery~)

I meant like, if there's specific threads online for the Trolls. Tutorials, etc. I found one once talking all about trolls and what exact shade of grey they are, haha. But I can't find it again DX


I'm actually using this (NSFW) (http://www.homemade-sex-toys.com/corn/) tutorial for the horns. Except... you know. Making them into horns, not... yeah. XD;;

And yeah, I was considering using PAX. Since I always wanted to try it.

Oh, I don't think I know of anything like that, sorry D:

Also, ahahahahahaha seriously.

Ooh, thanks! I think I'm gonna stick with the Topatoco shirts for the upcoming con, just so I know they arrive, but I'm definitely getting the Atom and Broken Record ones when they restock :'D
Oh okay! Awesome :D You can never have too many Homestuck t-shirts!

Axelai
07-19-2011, 12:16 AM
This one? (http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?29866-Homestuck-Related-Cosplay&p=4167924&viewfull=1#post4167924) I've got this tutorial saved in case I ever do a Troll cosplay 83

Ah yes!! That one!! Thanks ^^


Oh... oh my god. There are no words, only bemused laughter xD



I MAY have just fallen out of my chair from laughing to hard.
That seems like a very...reliable...tutorial.
HURHUR :3

.....:3

I love that tutorial. I am using it very religiously. I'm making horns of Candy Corn for a lot of my friends XD;; As well as several pairs for myself. P: (Maybe I should sell them online LOL)

Ferreter
07-19-2011, 03:13 PM
FNJWLQFNQEL. I have my costume done for fairy vriska, but with no materials left to remake them, my dad broke my horns. So I'll be at otakon as human!Vriska I guess! Oh well, it'll still be fun!

Axelai
07-19-2011, 05:47 PM
Anyone have good wig suggestions for Vriska? I found the perfect wig, but it turned out to be $50 after shipping 8| And I'm poor.

Olichan
07-20-2011, 09:06 AM
Anyone have good wig suggestions for Vriska? I found the perfect wig, but it turned out to be $50 after shipping 8| And I'm poor.



So I found this with on cosplayfu, but it won't let me put the link in the description. Try going to cosplayfu(.)com and then look up long black wig. It's somewhere around 44 dollars, I believe.

EDIT: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF it won't even let me type it in. c o s p l a y f u
Maybe it'll work now?

Axelai
07-20-2011, 02:33 PM
So I found this with on ****This Website Link Has Been Removed due to Recent Forum Spam****, but it won't let me put the link in the description. Try going to ****This Website Link Has Been Removed due to Recent Forum Spam****(.)com and then look up long black wig. It's somewhere around 44 dollars, I believe.

EDIT: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF it won't even let me type it in. c o s p l a y f u
Maybe it'll work now?

Cosplay FU repeatedly spams Cosplay.com, so their URL is blocked as a "fuck you" to them.

*goes on their site to see* All of their wigs are horrifically expensive ._. If I found the perfect wig for $50 and can't afford it, why would I pay $54 + shipping for a worse on? XD;;

pltshp
07-20-2011, 05:49 PM
The only thing I found was this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RW120-Black-Straight-Long-Goth-Punk-Fashion-Cosplay-Wig-/260616988913?pt=Women_s_Accessories_UK&hash=item3cadfba8f1#ht_5659wt_1180), which is $30. eBay is rather unhelpful for Vriska-like wigs, but eBay is all I know xD

Gabbyv23
07-20-2011, 06:39 PM
I found a oruchimaru wig x.x
I don't even know that would work.
I mean... Vriska has long hair but it only covers her eye like... once....
and I'm pretty sure that was in [s] Make her pay.

Bluh.
The other wig I found was from China.....
that would take forever to ship.
BLUH.

Both were heat resistant though. so that's good i guess.

pltshp
07-20-2011, 06:48 PM
I found a oruchimaru wig x.x
I don't even know that would work.
I mean... Vriska has long hair but it only covers her eye like... once....
and I'm pretty sure that was in [s] Make her pay.


Vriska has glasses, which would probably help to keep the hair out of the way anyway. Finding a longer wig like with a sideswept fringe like Vriska's is practically impossible - finding a long wig with layers proves difficult enough. You could always cut bangs into it anyway, if you so wanted to.

Gabbyv23
07-20-2011, 07:36 PM
Vriska has glasses, which would probably help to keep the hair out of the way anyway. Finding a longer wig like with a sideswept fringe like Vriska's is practically impossible - finding a long wig with layers proves difficult enough. You could always cut bangs into it anyway, if you so wanted to.

I'll probablly go with the oruchimaru one.
due to it you know... being longer and shipping sooner.

I could learn to sew wefts if I have too, oruchimaru wigs are super long.

Axelai
07-20-2011, 07:45 PM
The only thing I found was this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RW120-Black-Straight-Long-Goth-Punk-Fashion-Cosplay-Wig-/260616988913?pt=Women_s_Accessories_UK&hash=item3cadfba8f1#ht_5659wt_1180), which is $30. eBay is rather unhelpful for Vriska-like wigs, but eBay is all I know xD

Ooh. I do like that wig. I'll research the seller a bit, but I love how that flares out. I don't want a wig thats TOO long, as I hate detangling wigs (lol) and I don't think anyone will get mad if I make her hair a teensy bit shorter.

pltshp
07-20-2011, 07:51 PM
I'll probablly go with the oruchimaru one.
due to it you know... being longer and shipping sooner.

I could learn to sew wefts if I have too, oruchimaru wigs are super long.

That would always be my #1 stopper for wigs - length xD I'm too scared to cut them!


Ooh. I do like that wig. I'll research the seller a bit, but I love how that flares out. I don't want a wig thats TOO long, as I hate detangling wigs (lol) and I don't think anyone will get mad if I make her hair a teensy bit shorter.

If anything, I bought a southpanda-8 wig. It's my Gary one~ It took about 2 weeks to arrive and I had a pretty good experience with them! Looked like the picture, nice and thick for styling and so on. I have no idea about their longer wigs though :x

Touyo
07-20-2011, 09:30 PM
Someone was curious about when they will restock the WP store earlier in here. They actually restocked quite recently, so you might as well have at it before stuff flies off shelves.
Just got my Feferi shirt in today. Progress on Male!Feferi will start once I'm done making a Scarlet Ribbitar for my Dave cosplay I'm wearing to SacAnime.
Currently making a genderswapped Homestuck cast for a future con (Right now that's tbd). We have all of the kids and troll except for a Male!Jade and Male!Aradia.

Axelai
07-20-2011, 09:39 PM
If anything, I bought a southpanda-8 wig. It's my Gary one~ It took about 2 weeks to arrive and I had a pretty good experience with them! Looked like the picture, nice and thick for styling and so on. I have no idea about their longer wigs though :x

Oh really? I love your Gary wig (OOPS I almost typed your "gay wig" XDD;; ). I'll have to buy it, then, if I have any money after Comic Con. I'm actually going to my friend's house next Friday to work on my base horns for Vriska 8D Then making a mold of that for the candy corn~ ahaha~

pltshp
07-20-2011, 09:39 PM
Someone was curious about when they will restock the WP store earlier in here. They actually restocked quite recently, so you might as well have at it before stuff flies off shelves.


Apparently stuff has already flown off the shelves, haha. Or at least the Men's Small Broken Record shirts have D:

Ahh well, I'll wait for another restocking and hope I can get in there fast enough!



Oh really? I love your Gary wig (OOPS I almost typed your "gay wig" XDD;; ). I'll have to buy it, then, if I have any money after Comic Con. I'm actually going to my friend's house next Friday to work on my base horns for Vriska 8D Then making a mold of that for the candy corn~ ahaha~

Forever calling it my gay wig now :'D but thanks! I love it too /bias <3
DAT CANDY CORN.

ToroSonyCat
07-23-2011, 02:05 PM
I finished my God Tier John cosplay! :D
I'll be wearing it for Manchester Expo next weekend.

My next Homestuck cosplay will be Nepeta for October London Expo, I'm excited to start that cosplay! :33

Jisu
07-24-2011, 11:48 AM
I'm going to Animethon as Vriska (two weeks to go!). The Tavros I had lined up to harass can't make it after all, so I may just have to bother the rest of the con to make up for my absent friend. I'm not happy with my roboarm as it is, but everything is lining up pretty well.

Gabbyv23
07-24-2011, 09:23 PM
Realized yesterday that my dad looks like Dave Strider with his sunglasses on.

"Dad! You look like Dave Strider!"

"Who's Dave Strider? Is he cool?"

"He's... He's very cool..."

Dx

Jisu
07-25-2011, 11:58 AM
That's all kinds of amazing.

Gabbyv23
07-25-2011, 05:57 PM
I don't think he would read it though.
thousands of pages....

I didn't even know it was that long when I started reading it.
Then again when I started reading it, it was only because my friends were all like "READ IT."
but yeah xD
took me a whole week...

Axelai
07-25-2011, 06:00 PM
I've been reading for three days now. I'm about halfway through.

And hating life, by the way. (I find this comic horribly boring, BUT IM TRYING...)

Gabbyv23
07-25-2011, 06:37 PM
I've been reading for three days now. I'm about halfway through.

And hating life, by the way. (I find this comic horribly boring, BUT IM TRYING...)

eeeeeyup. That's how it works.

(Of course, to be honest I skimmed and now don't understand half the references or going-ons.)

pltshp
07-25-2011, 07:25 PM
I finished it yesterday. I personally got completely hooked, but I had to read the last 100 pages or so downstairs with family around. Bad idea. I was totally into it so of course I was all a-quiver when stuff happened, meaning my mum was all "da fuq?!".

My thoughts: it's not for everyone. I can totally see how it's boring. But it hits my sense of humour perfectly and I bloody love the characters so I just got sucked right into it. So far, I don't hate any of the characters... and the ones I thought I really didn't like (hi, Vriska!) ended up changing my opinions over time. And now I have to wait patiently for new updates, sigh. I'd totally reread those thousands of pages again though. Also, I am in love with the music. Just throwing that in there too.

Gabbyv23
07-25-2011, 07:48 PM
I guess I'm just not a reader-type-person.
Books make me sleepy.....
I really like the flashes in it though.
and the little mini-games.

pltshp
07-25-2011, 07:58 PM
I guess I'm just not a reader-type-person.
Books make me sleepy.....
I really like the flashes in it though.
and the little mini-games.

See, I'm a massive reader. I'm one of the few people who like the massive recaps that Hussie occasionally puts in. The flashes are bloody amazing and I usually watch them a few times. I watched [S] Jade: Wake Up about 10 times though. Man.

The mini-games are fun! My friend says he always skips them, since that doesn't affect anything, but I like to go through them and speak to every character. There's some funny bits and a fair bit of the storyline comes up in them. And "[S] Equius: Seek the highbl00d" would be completely ruined if you just clicked ==>.

kingsandqueens
07-25-2011, 08:58 PM
So about a month a half ago I got all addicted to Homestuck thanks to my friend, and about a week ago I started working on a Jade cosplay (http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc93/i_luv_animals123/266486_2134208389009_1060035472_2445350_7112932_o. jpg)! (I hope that link works, I've never done that before, haha.) So I just thought I'd post!

Axelai
07-25-2011, 09:55 PM
Its growing on me. I'm a bit biased against Homestuck, considering I'm a Hetalia fan. And pretty much every Homestuck cosplayer I'm met IRL who wasn't already my friend treats me like the scum of the earth 8| I have to stop and say "I cosplay Vriska" to make them stop acting like I'm a lowly chunk of crap.

/sighs. Fandom wars, y u do.

If it weren't for that, I'd probably be enjoying Homestuck a bit more. Well, and if Dave didn't remind me so much of my ex boyfriend (LOL).

But in my attempts to read it, I do quite enjoy it. I really am starting to like Karkat. And Rose is currently my complete favorite character. Least favorite is Dave. Bleh. XD;;

In other news: Bought materials to make my base horns (the ones I'm making the mold out of). Yay for my friend giving me a tutorial on making the horns really legit 8D

EDIT: Here's an album for progress on my Vriska cosplay (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2208237615062.2129599.1521106186&l=79e056bd78&type=1). Pictures of the horns in progress there =w=b

pltshp
07-26-2011, 05:34 AM
Ugh, fandom wars. Get out >:I I really don't get the point of fandom wars. I've only really encountered it with Digimon fans who automatically scout me as a "hater" because I'm a Pokémon fan. Like, what? Nope. Try again.
The only Homestuck cosplayers I've met irl are also Hetalia cosplayers 8D

I adore Karkat. He's probably my favourite, and not just because he's a Cancer. At first, I didn't like him too much and I was all starry-eyed over Tavros, Nepeta and Gamzee but his rants are too hilarious to ignore. But I love Dave too, haha. He really reminds me of one of my best friends.

The horns look awesome so far!

ToroSonyCat
07-26-2011, 09:49 AM
@Axelai - I'm a Hetalia and Homestuck fan. I don't really get the 'rivalry', the series aren't related at all.
Your horns look great so far, by the way!

I'm finding it hard to resist letting Homestuck completely take over all of my cosplay plans.
I've already cosplayed John's default and God Tier outfits. Planning to cosplay Nepeta. Will probably cosplay Dave's alpha outfit because all I need for that is sunglasses and I really like Dave so seriously how can I resist? I'm also considering cosplaying Gamzee lately because he's really growing on me a lot.


My thoughts: it's not for everyone. I can totally see how it's boring. But it hits my sense of humour perfectly and I bloody love the characters so I just got sucked right into it. So far, I don't hate any of the characters... and the ones I thought I really didn't like (hi, Vriska!) ended up changing my opinions over time. And now I have to wait patiently for new updates, sigh. I'd totally reread those thousands of pages again though. Also, I am in love with the music. Just throwing that in there too.

This is pretty much my view on it too!
I can see how others may find it boring but I love everything about it.

I love the story, I love the characters, I love the jokes/humour, I love the fandom, I love Hussie (Not many people can entertain me with everything they say as Hussie does), I love everything.

Axelai
07-26-2011, 02:24 PM
Ugh, fandom wars. Get out >:I I really don't get the point of fandom wars. I've only really encountered it with Digimon fans who automatically scout me as a "hater" because I'm a Pokémon fan. Like, what? Nope. Try again.
The only Homestuck cosplayers I've met irl are also Hetalia cosplayers 8D

The horns look awesome so far!

People get so confused when I tell them I love both Pokemon and Digimon. Well excuse me for not discriminating as a child XD

And thanks :3

@Axelai - I'm a Hetalia and Homestuck fan. I don't really get the 'rivalry', the series aren't related at all.
Your horns look great so far, by the way!

Its because a lot of Hetalia fans switched fandoms. They moved on to Homestuck, because its more "mature" of a fandom. Then they proceed to act like they never liked Hetalia, its full of weeaboos, etc. And just bring on the hate. I've seen friendships completely torn apart over this. Its... really childish. Even if I end up switching fandoms, I'll still love the Hetalia fandom with all my being. It was a lot of fun, and a great fandom. I'm still very much active in it, even with cosplaying Homestuck.

Its just so stupid how a bunch of people who switched fandoms are turning it into this huge rivalry war. I mean, seriously?? I got so much hate at Comic Con for cosplaying Prussia. I'm really glad they didn't recognize my England, though, and were nice to me.

IceBergTea
07-26-2011, 03:02 PM
My thoughts: it's not for everyone. I can totally see how it's boring. But it hits my sense of humour perfectly and I bloody love the characters so I just got sucked right into it. So far, I don't hate any of the characters... and the ones I thought I really didn't like (hi, Vriska!) ended up changing my opinions over time. And now I have to wait patiently for new updates, sigh. I'd totally reread those thousands of pages again though. Also, I am in love with the music. Just throwing that in there too.

My thoughts too,
Me and my brother like homestuck while my parents are like, "Wait what did we just read."

Its just so stupid how a bunch of people who switched fandoms are turning it into this huge rivalry war. I mean, seriously?? I got so much hate at Comic Con for cosplaying Prussia. I'm really glad they didn't recognize my England, though, and were nice to me.

DRAMADRAMADRAMA
It's pretty sad.


On happier(?) note;
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z45/elaine_dr/FLARP.jpg?t=1311709672
I made a prop for Aradia, finally got a skirt like hers and, found a good wig.
NOW TO DO CHORES FOR THE FUNDS.

Gabbyv23
07-26-2011, 04:24 PM
If it weren't for that, I'd probably be enjoying Homestuck a bit more. Well, and if Dave didn't remind me so much of my ex boyfriend (LOL).

haha. Gamzee reminds me of my ex boyfriend.

I know that's... kind of sad, actually. X.X

Axelai
07-26-2011, 06:07 PM
I changed my mind.

I love Homestuck now after getting to this page (http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003831) today.

*proceeds to blast that song repeatedly and air guitar around my living room*

ToroSonyCat
07-27-2011, 06:31 AM
Its because a lot of Hetalia fans switched fandoms. They moved on to Homestuck, because its more "mature" of a fandom. Then they proceed to act like they never liked Hetalia, its full of weeaboos, etc. And just bring on the hate. I've seen friendships completely torn apart over this. Its... really childish. Even if I end up switching fandoms, I'll still love the Hetalia fandom with all my being. It was a lot of fun, and a great fandom. I'm still very much active in it, even with cosplaying Homestuck.

Its just so stupid how a bunch of people who switched fandoms are turning it into this huge rivalry war. I mean, seriously?? I got so much hate at Comic Con for cosplaying Prussia. I'm really glad they didn't recognize my England, though, and were nice to me.


Ah D: I guess I get that, since I sorta switched fandoms a bit from Hetalia to Homestuck, I guess I forgot Hetalia a little and admittidly don't love it as much as I did since I found Homestuck since that's my current obsession, but I still really like it and all the friends I've made in that fandom. I like to think that I can still be part of the fandom too even if I'm not very active in it anymore and I definitely do not look down on any Hetalia cosplayers/fans considering that I still am one :(

pltshp
07-27-2011, 09:47 AM
Drama needs to get out. It's so pointless.

My thoughts too,
Me and my brother like homestuck while my parents are like, "Wait what did we just read."


Oh god, my mum switched off as soon as I said I was reading a webcomic. She went "Aww, bless" and then I mentioned some stuff that happened in it, haha. Not so much "aww, bless" as "what the bloody hell are you reading that for?!".

haha. Gamzee reminds me of my ex boyfriend.


Gamzee really reminds me of a friend... a friend who reads Homestuck and has noticed the similarities himself. So now he deliberately acts like Gamzee towards me for amusement's sake :'D

I changed my mind.

I love Homestuck now after getting to this page (http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003831) today.

*proceeds to blast that song repeatedly and air guitar around my living room*

That's one of the things that switched me from "this is pretty awesome" to "THIS IS THE BEST THING ON THE INTERNET", haha.

Ah D: I guess I get that, since I sorta switched fandoms a bit from Hetalia to Homestuck, I guess I forgot Hetalia a little and admittidly don't love it as much as I did since I found Homestuck since that's my current obsession, but I still really like it and all the friends I've made in that fandom. I like to think that I can still be part of the fandom too even if I'm not very active in it anymore and I definitely do not look down on any Hetalia cosplayers/fans considering that I still am one :(

You can definitely still be in a fandom, even if you're more into another thing at the moment. Just because you've found something new, it doesn't make you a "bad Hetalia fan" or anything like that. I'm more into Homestuck than Pokémon right now but I'm not letting go of my Pokéfan status by any means :D

Axelai
07-27-2011, 01:27 PM
Ah D: I guess I get that, since I sorta switched fandoms a bit from Hetalia to Homestuck, I guess I forgot Hetalia a little and admittidly don't love it as much as I did since I found Homestuck since that's my current obsession, but I still really like it and all the friends I've made in that fandom. I like to think that I can still be part of the fandom too even if I'm not very active in it anymore and I definitely do not look down on any Hetalia cosplayers/fans considering that I still am one :(

This is how many of my friends are about it. Some of them are just all "Hetalia doesn't interest me anymore, I got bored of it". Which is understandable, especially for those of them who have been in the fandom for three years now.

Some people I know, though, are claiming they never liked Hetalia, its full of "stupid weeaboos", etc. *sighs* Thats when it sucks, and when the rivarly began.

To counter it, I ship France/Dave.


That's one of the things that switched me from "this is pretty awesome" to "THIS IS THE BEST THING ON THE INTERNET", haha.

I think I've watched that bit about 50 times now. Karkat's reactions make it THAT MUCH BETTER.

My girlfriend, who hates Homestuck, is thankfully putting up with me XD;;

pltshp
07-27-2011, 07:54 PM
To counter it, I ship France/Dave.


I approve.



I think I've watched that bit about 50 times now. Karkat's reactions make it THAT MUCH BETTER.

My girlfriend, who hates Homestuck, is thankfully putting up with me XD;;

I know, right? Every time it comes on iTunes (since I have all the Homestuck music downloaded), Karkat's reactions come to mind as the flash plays in my head.

Well, that's good! My best friend doesn't hate Homestuck, he just doesn't read it or know anything about it. He likes Nepeta since he thinks she's adorable, haha. But he sits and listens patiently as I go on and on and on about it to him, which is nice of him 8D

Axelai
07-28-2011, 01:28 AM
Oh my god, guys. I decided while hanging with my Homebros today.

I'm cosplayign Davesprite. I actually got this shit ALL planned out. From how I'm doing the tail, as well as the fuckin sword in my belly. We're planning this out hardcore and its going to be siiiiiiiiiick.

...brb need money for orange fabric DX

Ineedaname9
07-28-2011, 05:31 AM
Er yo~ I didn't even mean to checkover here for a Homestuck cosplay thread *smacks self* lol

...so hi~ I plan on cosplaying Bro soon. lol I just need the hat and the gloves (surprisingly hard to find on island so will be buying them on ebay soon) Though I really want to do Vriska one day if I can manage the troll paint... (Not so much on the I know how to more of the time I plan on wearing it I don't have time to be getting it off and on.)

pltshp
07-28-2011, 07:03 AM
Oh my god, guys. I decided while hanging with my Homebros today.

I'm cosplayign Davesprite. I actually got this shit ALL planned out. From how I'm doing the tail, as well as the fuckin sword in my belly. We're planning this out hardcore and its going to be siiiiiiiiiick.

...brb need money for orange fabric DX

YES YES YES YES YES. Davesprite cosplays are awesome.



...so hi~ I plan on cosplaying Bro soon.

/Brofists (...I couldn't resist :x)

Ineedaname9
07-28-2011, 07:11 AM
/Brofists (...I couldn't resist :x)

Brofist back to ya~ lol (It's okay you've done it before to me and my awkwardness was like er....whatdoido!?! lol)

pltshp
07-28-2011, 07:48 AM
Brofist back to ya~ lol (It's okay you've done it before to me and my awkwardness was like er....whatdoido!?! lol)

Bro always needs a brofist. It's like I just can't resist the terrible pun 8D

ToroSonyCat
07-28-2011, 01:36 PM
Alright, my God Tier John cosplay is all finished and ready for Manchester Expo on Saturday :D I'm so excited!


You can definitely still be in a fandom, even if you're more into another thing at the moment. Just because you've found something new, it doesn't make you a "bad Hetalia fan" or anything like that. I'm more into Homestuck than Pokémon right now but I'm not letting go of my Pokéfan status by any means :D

You're right, I agree! :D I hope nobody does think of me as a bad Hetalia fan because of it ><

This is how many of my friends are about it. Some of them are just all "Hetalia doesn't interest me anymore, I got bored of it". Which is understandable, especially for those of them who have been in the fandom for three years now.

Some people I know, though, are claiming they never liked Hetalia, its full of "stupid weeaboos", etc. *sighs* Thats when it sucks, and when the rivarly began.

To counter it, I ship France/Dave.

Ah DX
But ahahaha, nice way to counter it! XD

pltshp
07-28-2011, 02:52 PM
Alright, my God Tier John cosplay is all finished and ready for Manchester Expo on Saturday :D I'm so excited!

You're right, I agree! :D I hope nobody does think of me as a bad Hetalia fan because of it ><


Hope you have fun at Expo! :D

If anyone does think that, then they're not really worth worrying about to be honest. Variety is the spice of life and all that xD

Axelai
07-28-2011, 04:01 PM
YES YES YES YES YES. Davesprite cosplays are awesome.


I'm pretty much going to be in a sleeping bag XD With a hole in the bottom. So I can waddle around to move (which I never need to do at cons, as I always have an AA table) with my tail trailing behind me. And when I sit down, I can pull the tail back over my legs and have myself a squiggly tail accurate~ ahahaha~ I am excite to do this.

I want to make it out of fleece so I can be so god damn comfy. I'm considering it.

Er yo~ I didn't even mean to checkover here for a Homestuck cosplay thread *smacks self* lol

...so hi~ I plan on cosplaying Bro soon. lol I just need the hat and the gloves (surprisingly hard to find on island so will be buying them on ebay soon) Though I really want to do Vriska one day if I can manage the troll paint... (Not so much on the I know how to more of the time I plan on wearing it I don't have time to be getting it off and on.)

Welcome! 8D And YAY BRO. That'd be pretty awesome. My friend behind me: "Brooooooooooo!"

pltshp
07-28-2011, 08:30 PM
I'm pretty much going to be in a sleeping bag XD With a hole in the bottom. So I can waddle around to move (which I never need to do at cons, as I always have an AA table) with my tail trailing behind me. And when I sit down, I can pull the tail back over my legs and have myself a squiggly tail accurate~ ahahaha~ I am excite to do this.


That will be epic. I demand pictures 8D

So my glasses and my wig for Jade have arrived. (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205964_134621773292467_100002339356299_237889_5184 507_n.jpg) I am happy! The wig isn't as long as I thought it would be but that's a bloody blessing, since I thought it was going to be too long to manage. Waist length may be accurate and all but lower-back length will do me just fine~

Axelai
07-28-2011, 08:59 PM
That will be epic. I demand pictures 8D

*just went to a discount fabric store and bought a SHIT TON of orange flannel* 8D Oh god this is going to be a fucking pillow case. I'm hoping to sew this damn tail tonight and just... nap in it. XD

So my glasses and my wig for Jade have arrived. (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205964_134621773292467_100002339356299_237889_5184 507_n.jpg) I am happy! The wig isn't as long as I thought it would be but that's a bloody blessing, since I thought it was going to be too long to manage. Waist length may be accurate and all but lower-back length will do me just fine~

Awesome!! 8D I can't wait to see the full thing~!

EDIT: So here (http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/250119_2215299351601_1521106186_32360669_7654791_n .jpg) is my Davesprite tail in progress. I still need to add a slit so I can walk XD;;

STORY TIME. I was sewing it in my girlfriend's garage. Then I wanted to show Tobi, her roommate, who is obsessed with Homestuck. So I tried to hop in this thing... all the way over to her in the bedroom. I was about a foot away from the door when I fell over. I was laughing, my girlfriend was laughing, and Tobi is all "Oh my god... what are you doing!? You're crazy!!" XD;; Well, I managed to get up, waddle over into the room, and my girlfriend took a pic of my tail P:

Ahh. Good times. Now to find an orange tshirt. Already ordered the wig. Need some white aviators...

Ineedaname9
07-30-2011, 03:26 AM
Welcome! 8D And YAY BRO. That'd be pretty awesome. My friend behind me: "Brooooooooooo!"

lol Hello~ lol XD Btw I can't wait to see your completed Davespirit~

Axelai
07-30-2011, 04:28 AM
Just got caught up on Homestuck. FINALLY.

Now I want to cosplay Vriska more. And cosplay Karkat. I have this strange love for him now, idek.

Giratina
07-30-2011, 10:21 PM
Hey guys! A friend of mine pointed this out to me, and I wanted to share it with you. It's edible sidewalk chalk (http://www.teenygreenykc.com/Edible_Sidewalk_Chalk.html). I think you can see where I'm going with this. ;D (Or if you want to make your own, there's this (http://sweetartsandhellacrafts.tumblr.com/post/7000678501/eatable-terezi-chalk) too, but the first ones actually work as chalk.)

Axelai
07-31-2011, 12:37 PM
Hey guys! A friend of mine pointed this out to me, and I wanted to share it with you. It's edible sidewalk chalk (http://www.teenygreenykc.com/Edible_Sidewalk_Chalk.html). I think you can see where I'm going with this. ;D (Or if you want to make your own, there's this (http://sweetartsandhellacrafts.tumblr.com/post/7000678501/eatable-terezi-chalk) too, but the first ones actually work as chalk.)

The Terezi at the gathering I showed this to... she's flipping out XD

ToroSonyCat
07-31-2011, 12:45 PM
Aaaah I had a great time cosplaying God Tier John and Manchester Expo! There was an awesome gathering of Homestuck cosplayers.
We had photos. Including my favourite, the obligitary stairs photo (http://joodude.deviantart.com/art/Everyone-Fall-down-stairs-245491654) (Just to note, photo and dA account is not mine, I'm the God Tier John who isn't on top of Gamzee XD)
That will be epic. I demand pictures 8D

So my glasses and my wig for Jade have arrived. (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205964_134621773292467_100002339356299_237889_5184 507_n.jpg) I am happy! The wig isn't as long as I thought it would be but that's a bloody blessing, since I thought it was going to be too long to manage. Waist length may be accurate and all but lower-back length will do me just fine~

Perfect! I think the wig length looks fine ^^


EDIT: So here (http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/250119_2215299351601_1521106186_32360669_7654791_n .jpg) is my Davesprite tail in progress. I still need to add a slit so I can walk XD;;

STORY TIME. I was sewing it in my girlfriend's garage. Then I wanted to show Tobi, her roommate, who is obsessed with Homestuck. So I tried to hop in this thing... all the way over to her in the bedroom. I was about a foot away from the door when I fell over. I was laughing, my girlfriend was laughing, and Tobi is all "Oh my god... what are you doing!? You're crazy!!" XD;; Well, I managed to get up, waddle over into the room, and my girlfriend took a pic of my tail P:

Ahh. Good times. Now to find an orange tshirt. Already ordered the wig. Need some white aviators...

So awesome! :D

Hey guys! A friend of mine pointed this out to me, and I wanted to share it with you. It's edible sidewalk chalk (http://www.teenygreenykc.com/Edible_Sidewalk_Chalk.html). I think you can see where I'm going with this. ;D (Or if you want to make your own, there's this (http://sweetartsandhellacrafts.tumblr.com/post/7000678501/eatable-terezi-chalk) too, but the first ones actually work as chalk.)

Wow, so cool! But.. I don't really think I'd want to eat it after I've used it as chalk. Am I the only one who sees an issue with that?

Axelai
07-31-2011, 12:56 PM
Aaaah I had a great time cosplaying God Tier John and Manchester Expo! There was an awesome gathering of Homestuck cosplayers.
We had photos. Including my favourite, the obligitary stairs photo (http://joodude.deviantart.com/art/Everyone-Fall-down-stairs-245491654) (Just to note, photo and dA account is not mine, I'm the God Tier John who isn't on top of Gamzee XD)

I just have to say. That Gamzee. Oh my god. I want her makeup. Thats gorgeous.

You're adorable in the picture as well, btw XD Awesome shot, hahaha.

*continues to be at this sleepover as their Davesprite, sitting in the corner of Daves* I wish we had full cosplay on, because this would be hilarious. I'm just wearing my tail and shades, and everyone is just wearing shades, some with wigs. Its kind of derp cuz its just a birthday sleepover. We're all also drawing various Homestuck porn. Hurr hurr. I was in charge of Davesprite/Bro, my friend drew Davesprite/Karkat (because I like Karkat and the other girl likes Davesprite, sooo XD;; ). Then the other girl just... drew Davesprite. Unf. Look what happens at these parties DX All the 18+ members drawing porn and hiding it from the birthday girl, as she turned 17. Oh god I am keeping all this forever.

EDIT: OTL I feel like Vriska is being pushed farther and farther back on my priorities. Right now its

Silly Karkat Cosplay > Davesprite > Vriska

Guh

inkweaver
08-02-2011, 06:36 AM
Hi guys! I'm putting together a cosplay for Aradia and my sister is putting one together for a Davesprite (the sprite mode, not hero mode version). I was wondering perhaps if you have any good suggestions/sites/tutorials or such you could give us? (also we're Australian. 8T)

And my sister would like to know perhaps if any of you know a good wig she could use for davesprite. (Pref. a white. one)

Axelai
08-02-2011, 01:06 PM
Hi guys! I'm putting together a cosplay for Aradia and my sister is putting one together for a Davesprite (the sprite mode, not hero mode version). I was wondering perhaps if you have any good suggestions/sites/tutorials or such you could give us? (also we're Australian. 8T)

And my sister would like to know perhaps if any of you know a good wig she could use for davesprite. (Pref. a white. one)

Hihi ^^ Well, if you're doing wings, this is the tutorial I'm using for my own. (http://jiajem.com/tutorials/wings/) I'm cosplaying Davesprite as well P:

For a white wig, I suggest the wig stores Arda or Epic Cosplay. They both have good wigs, though I don't 'have the time right now to find a specific one.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask ^^

stitchez
08-02-2011, 11:23 PM
>w< okay so gonna cosplay Eridan for the challenge of prosthetics and such and I hate what the internet had to offer so I decided Imma make my own! Here (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.240445425986466.66930.100000630310057&type=1) are the photos from my test run, first time making prosthetics. I'd seen some amazing fanart with gills that weren't against the skin and decided to take that approach. Going to make these a bit smaller and have more ridges in them but I thought it was pretty darn good for a first time.

Touyo
08-03-2011, 02:15 PM
Scarlet Ribbitar is nearing completion. Should be done for SacAnime.
Working on sewing together a Lil Cal. Looking ridiculously good so far. Should also be done in time for SacAnime.
I got the goggles done for Male!Feferi, so now I'm focused on getting his shorts attachment/manskirt done.

Axelai
08-03-2011, 02:39 PM
Davesprite wig arrived! (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/229691_2228865770753_1521106186_32380379_2827079_n .jpg) Yes, thats a picture of me in it in my pajamas. It fluffs up a lot in the back, though, so I'll have to fix that somehow.

I bought a toy sword to mutilate as well. This is going to be fun. All I need to do now work-wise are the wings... @__@;;

Sergeant Waddle
08-03-2011, 07:09 PM
I'm recycling my Dave cosplay from the last convention, and considering doing Fiesta/Mexican/CasaStuck!Karkat, though I may save that for YuleCon (if I go to YuleCon) to conserve money.

Also, on Hetalia, I am one of those fans who kind of went from Hetalia to Homestuck (though I had already pretty much gotten out of Hetalia a while before I found out about Homestuck). While I have some problems with certain portions of the fandom, and this is part of what got me out of it, I also accept that there are a good number of fun, respectable Hetalia fans out there. I just get a little pissy about it, mainly because:
1) a lot of the Hetalia fans I've seen in recent times don't really respect the history aspect of it, and look at the countries as actual characters that they can just pair with eachother and make porn of freely. Again, I understand they're not all like this, it just kind of irks me.
2) I was a fan of Hetalia back when it was basically just the webcomic and about five anime episodes and NO ONE KNEW ABOUT IT, and it was just kind of like watching your kid grow up to excel in the profession you despise. I dunno, that's just kind of how I feel about it. I don't mean to offend anyone, just expressing what I feel about it. :'D

PunkRockPanic
08-03-2011, 10:17 PM
oh sweet theres a thread for this!! I haven't forumed in forever. ( ゚Д゚)
I've cosplayed Jade on multiple occasions and I'm hoping to get most, if not all of her variants done at one point!! c:
I'm also working on quite a few cosplays at the moment! (Feferi, Aradia, God Tier Vriska, Male!Nepeta.....hehe)
My friend and I have also organized a full Felt/Midnight Crew group. I'm really excited to get a start on the felt jackets since we're going to make all of them ourselves to make everything uniform! (DELICIOUS SEWING EXPERIENCE FOR FASHION SCHOOL)
I'm pretty excited!! I hope to return with WIP pictures <3 ......once I get my camera cord back.
hehe

Touyo
08-03-2011, 10:25 PM
Oh my god the irony is we've got a Felt and Midnight Crew team in the works over here too! I'm going to be Quarters, meaning I'll have to make a gattling gun and his quarters in the future, but I have until Fanime for that.

PunkRockPanic
08-03-2011, 10:28 PM
Oh my god the irony is we've got a Felt and Midnight Crew team in the works over here too! I'm going to be Quarters, meaning I'll have to make a gattling gun and his quarters in the future, but I have until Fanime for that.

LMAO DUDE
You're in my group!! haha My introduction to everyone was just a big blur though, so @___@

EDIT// In case you're like "wait who are you" I'm going to be Clover and I'm also running the group alongside our Snowman c: I need to change my username...but...effort...bluh..

Axelai
08-03-2011, 10:58 PM
1) a lot of the Hetalia fans I've seen in recent times don't really respect the history aspect of it, and look at the countries as actual characters that they can just pair with eachother and make porn of freely. Again, I understand they're not all like this, it just kind of irks me.

Personally, it irks me when people put too much history into it. As Hima doesn't particularly do a good job history-wise. But I do respect those who put a lot of effort into the history portion, and I love me some history fics.

But when I ship it, I usually mix history and canon. Not just "Japan looks pretty with America lets do this".


2) I was a fan of Hetalia back when it was basically just the webcomic and about five anime episodes and NO ONE KNEW ABOUT IT, and it was just kind of like watching your kid grow up to excel in the profession you despise. I dunno, that's just kind of how I feel about it. I don't mean to offend anyone, just expressing what I feel about it. :'D

HIPSTER *shot*

Kidding. Though I personally have to say, this is the main reason I DISLIKE some of the Heta fans. The ones who say "I liked it before it was cool" and then hate me because I only joined the fandom a year and a half ago. I respect the history, I respect those who have different headcanons than I do, so I expect the same respect back when I believe different than others. The older fandom member's sheer inability to do this is what's breaking me out of it. I'm sick of people being mean to me because I ship characters based on canon, rather than obscure history the characters haven't brought up in the series. Hence why I'm leaving Hetalia little by little for other fandoms. But thats my own opinion.

LMAO DUDE
You're in my group!! haha My introduction to everyone was just a big blur though, so @___@

HELLO, WELCOME TO THE THREAD.

My friends have a Midnight Crew group as well! Though I'm not in it.

Sergeant Waddle
08-03-2011, 11:41 PM
Kidding. Though I personally have to say, this is the main reason I DISLIKE some of the Heta fans. The ones who say "I liked it before it was cool" and then hate me because I only joined the fandom a year and a half ago.
Oh, yeah, I definitely don't hate on people who recently joined the fandom (especially if they're cool, which you seem to be), but I just remember trying to get OTHERS into it and getting all excited whenever I saw a cosplayer or something. It's just kind of weird seeing almost EVERYONE do it now, especially when a lot of people misconstrue it. I don't really object to people cosplaying it though; Homestuck cosplay is getting more frequent too, but I'm not hating on it because of that, because I still like most of the fandom, and I still fully respect the series. I don't still fully respect Hetalia as a series, now that the anime has turned to trying to appeal to teenage girls who want to see hot country boysex and nothing else.

The older fandom member's sheer inability to do this is what's breaking me out of it.
I understand this completely, and I disagree with those who hate on Hetalia fans begrudgingly because they're "over it" as much as I disagree with the crazy shippers.

I'm sick of people being mean to me because I ship characters based on canon, rather than obscure history the characters haven't brought up in the series.
Actually, when I was into it, I really loved the obscure history references, because to me Hetalia isn't ABOUT canon. It's not a serious series with straight-forward canonical events. It's essentially a gag series that loosely pokes fun at history using ethnic stereotypes and determining the "characters'" actions on things their representative country has done in the past.

Axelai
08-03-2011, 11:44 PM
Actually, when I was into it, I really loved the obscure history references, because to me Hetalia isn't ABOUT canon. It's not a serious series with straight-forward canonical events. It's essentially a gag series that loosely pokes fun at history using ethnic stereotypes and determining the "characters'" actions on things their representative country's population has done in the past.

I think you completely misunderstood me. I meant when people say something like... "Japan should be together with Korea due to this random obscure history thing I only found out from wikipedia." Completely ignoring any canon Himaruya set forth. Thats what irks me. I'm fine when people ship it, and they can do that if they'd like. But I've been downright insulted before for saying I ship characters based on their in-series interactions. But oh well, haters gonna hate.

Sergeant Waddle
08-04-2011, 12:14 AM
I think you completely misunderstood me. I meant when people say something like... "Japan should be together with Korea due to this random obscure history thing I only found out from wikipedia." Completely ignoring any canon Himaruya set forth. Thats what irks me. I'm fine when people ship it, and they can do that if they'd like. But I've been downright insulted before for saying I ship characters based on their in-series interactions. But oh well, haters gonna hate.

See, I'm kind of in the middle on that. I don't like "OH HEY LOOK IT'S JAPAN AND KOREA TOGETHER BECAUSE WIKIPEDIA TOLD ME THAT KOREAN PEOPLE LIKED THE JAPANESE AND THEIR CULTURE AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS TOTALLY KAWAII LOL!!!!!!!!!" but I also don't really like when people rely entirely on canon. Yeah, it's good to follow canon a bit, since it is a series and that's what you should do when you ship characters, but I just think Hetalia history gags for beings to be interpreted from "actual canonical events", since all of those events are plays on history and how things work. When I read the comic online and initially watched the anime, I kind of viewed Himaruya's invoking of pairings a clever take on treaties, documents, and relations in history, not an actual attempt to create relationships or something. Though I know that's not entirely what you probably meant, I'm just making a point and getting ranty here. :'D

oh also me being a guy is probably part of it */shot*

Axelai
08-04-2011, 12:44 AM
See, I'm kind of in the middle on that. I don't like "OH HEY LOOK IT'S JAPAN AND KOREA TOGETHER BECAUSE WIKIPEDIA TOLD ME THAT KOREAN PEOPLE LIKED THE JAPANESE AND THEIR CULTURE AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS TOTALLY KAWAII LOL!!!!!!!!!" but I also don't really like when people rely entirely on canon. Yeah, it's good to follow canon a bit, since it is a series and that's what you should do when you ship characters, but I just think Hetalia history gags for beings to be interpreted from "actual canonical events", since all of those events are plays on history and how things work. When I read the comic online and initially watched the anime, I kind of viewed Himaruya's invoking of pairings a clever take on treaties, documents, and relations in history, not an actual attempt to create relationships or something. Though I know that's not entirely what you probably meant, I'm just making a point and getting ranty here. :'D

oh also me being a guy is probably part of it */shot*

Well lets agree to disagree on it. Because I see Hetalia as a series like any other, and the history gags are there for comedic effect. I separate history from hetalia entirely, being a history nerd.

Anyways. MS Paint Adventures thread.

I've been making grub plushies recently. I'm supremely proud of the Karkat one. I'm possessive over it now, ahaha.

Gabbyv23
08-04-2011, 01:59 AM
@Touyo
Love your avatar! It's so cool xD

PunkRockPanic
08-04-2011, 01:52 PM
HELLO, WELCOME TO THE THREAD.

My friends have a Midnight Crew group as well! Though I'm not in it.

thank you!! hehe i feel very welcome :D
Hopefully I'll be making more progress on Aradia today, as well as picking up supplies for my other things....hopefully.

Touyo
08-04-2011, 02:57 PM
So I just ordered Cal's shirt today. HEE HEE HOO HOO HAA HAA (http://i.imgur.com/hhEhi.jpg)

inkweaver
08-04-2011, 09:48 PM
Hihi ^^ Well, if you're doing wings, this is the tutorial I'm using for my own. (http://jiajem.com/tutorials/wings/) I'm cosplaying Davesprite as well P:

For a white wig, I suggest the wig stores Arda or Epic Cosplay. They both have good wigs, though I don't 'have the time right now to find a specific one.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask ^^


Arda or Epic Cosplay? 8T is it possible I could have a general link for both? (I need to also ensure that they ship to Australia. )

Also, I am looking for red false lashes for my Aradia cosplay. Does anyone know somewhere I could get some? I can make some myself, but I want to see if they have any I would like before I go test this 'red lipstick mixed with clear mascara applied and then sealed with hairspray' suggestion I had from someone in a makeup store.

HareyuNanami
08-04-2011, 10:22 PM
HEeeeeelllllllllOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO my lovely other Homesticker cosplayers =D
I am a Jade cosplayer x3 Nice to meet chall! =D

Axelai
08-05-2011, 01:31 AM
I need to stop adding Homestuck cosplays to my list. *commissions Karkat horns from a friend, looks up black wigs, and orders a purple sweater* +10 points to whoever knows what cosplay that is

Arda or Epic Cosplay? 8T is it possible I could have a general link for both? (I need to also ensure that they ship to Australia. )


Epic Cosplay (http://www.epiccosplay.com/) and Arda (http://arda-wigs.com/).

ToroSonyCat
08-05-2011, 07:25 AM
I did a test for my Dave cosplay and I think that I managed to pull it off much better than I expected. All I need for it now is the sunglasses/shades and to find my black jeans.
(I haven't posted this already, right?)

I'll go shopping and start on Nepeta tomorrow as well as hopefully get the sunglasses for Dave which I'm sure won't be too hard to find. Especially at this time of year.

I've also decided that I'll cosplay Eridan. I'm not sure if I'll pull him off too well but I do really like him (Am I the only one who likes Eridan?) , I especially love his design and he is the Aquarius troll and I am an Aquarius. But who knows, I didn't think I'd make a good Dave either and I think that I pulled him off pretty decently with my test.

However, I want to do a capeless version. This should be fine as in some scenes/panels he doesn't wear the cape but I don't want people to think I'm lazy. I just dislike capes, I made one for another cosplay and hated wearing it, it was one of the main reasons I dropped that cosplay.
I'm planning to focus on the rest of the details like the rings, getting the hair right and I'd like to make his wand too so that it won't look lazy.
Would this be alright and not seem lazy if the rest of the cosplay was done well?

Axelai
08-05-2011, 01:55 PM
I did a test for my Dave cosplay and I think that I managed to pull it off much better than I expected. All I need for it now is the sunglasses/shades and to find my black jeans.

*cheers* Dude, I know what you mean. I put on my davesprite wig and was all "Oh god, what am I doing." Then I put on the shades and was like "CAW CAW MOTHERFUCKERS." and I surprisingly felt confident. So honestly... get yo shades. You'll feel significantly more awesome.


I've also decided that I'll cosplay Eridan. I'm not sure if I'll pull him off too well but I do really like him (Am I the only one who likes Eridan?) , I especially love his design and he is the Aquarius troll and I am an Aquarius. But who knows, I didn't think I'd make a good Dave either and I think that I pulled him off pretty decently with my test.

I like Eridan! Everyone kept telling me I wouldn't. But even after he goes all killing and shit... I still loved him XD;; Idk, does that make me a minority as well?

And I think you'll be fine cosplaying him without the cape, etc. Don't worry! As long as you have the grey skin and ears done well, you should be fine.

St. Jimmy
08-05-2011, 05:16 PM
(Am I the only one who likes Eridan?)

Nope. He's my favorite troll, tied with Aradia. ^_^ I plan on doing March Eridan eventually.

pltshp
08-05-2011, 05:22 PM
However, I want to do a capeless version. This should be fine as in some scenes/panels he doesn't wear the cape but I don't want people to think I'm lazy. I just dislike capes, I made one for another cosplay and hated wearing it, it was one of the main reasons I dropped that cosplay.
I'm planning to focus on the rest of the details like the rings, getting the hair right and I'd like to make his wand too so that it won't look lazy.
Would this be alright and not seem lazy if the rest of the cosplay was done well?

I'm sure that will be fine! Especially since you're going to put so much effort into other aspects of the cosplay. If having a cape is going to affect how much you enjoy the cosplay, I'd definitely say don't bother with it. A capeless Eridan is still accurate, like you said :3

And I love Eridan too! Even if he is forevver alone 8D

BrokenAlice
08-05-2011, 08:19 PM
I got my Eclectica dress done~ Unfortunately I don't really have good pictures of it so sldfsnkldfdsnk
Now I want to try working on another Jade outfit! :D I'm thinking of the three in the morning dress, dead shuffle, or Jadesprite.
I was just wondering, is there any pattern someone could suggest for the three in the morning dress? I tried looking up patterns on Simplicity.com, but I couldn't really find one that could give me that 'flowy' effect that I want, kind of like this : http://jellybean-slushie.deviantart.com/art/Art-Request-for-XixStarwinxiX-211899231
Any ideas on what I could do? ; v;

ToroSonyCat
08-06-2011, 08:23 AM
*cheers* Dude, I know what you mean. I put on my davesprite wig and was all "Oh god, what am I doing." Then I put on the shades and was like "CAW CAW MOTHERFUCKERS." and I surprisingly felt confident. So honestly... get yo shades. You'll feel significantly more awesome.

I like Eridan! Everyone kept telling me I wouldn't. But even after he goes all killing and shit... I still loved him XD;; Idk, does that make me a minority as well?

And I think you'll be fine cosplaying him without the cape, etc. Don't worry! As long as you have the grey skin and ears done well, you should be fine.

Ahaha, hopefully I'll get them today! :D Shouldn't be too hard to find, as I said. I look forward to feeling significantly more awesome! 8D

Yay! -highfives- Glad to know I'm not the only one who likes him :D

Nope. He's my favorite troll, tied with Aradia. ^_^ I plan on doing March Eridan eventually.

Yay, awesome! -highfives!-

I'm sure that will be fine! Especially since you're going to put so much effort into other aspects of the cosplay. If having a cape is going to affect how much you enjoy the cosplay, I'd definitely say don't bother with it. A capeless Eridan is still accurate, like you said :3

And I love Eridan too! Even if he is forevver alone 8D

You're right! Thank you :D I hope that others will see it that way too, rather than thinking that I'm lazy.

Yaaay -highfives!- I think his forevver aloneness makes me like him more XD

I got my Eclectica dress done~ Unfortunately I don't really have good pictures of it so sldfsnkldfdsnk
Now I want to try working on another Jade outfit! I'm thinking of the three in the morning dress, dead shuffle, or Jadesprite.
I was just wondering, is there any pattern someone could suggest for the three in the morning dress? I tried looking up patterns on Simplicity.com, but I couldn't really find one that could give me that 'flowy' effect that I want, kind of like this : http://jellybean-slushie.deviantart....nxiX-211899231
Any ideas on what I could do? ; v;

Aww, I want to see pictures~~ D8
Good luck, by the way! Sorry, I can't be any help with patterns DX

St. Jimmy
08-07-2011, 06:47 PM
Alright, I need opinions. I really want to do a cosplay of my fantroll (I've actually already started this). But I'm really worried that people will flame me for it because I've seen some pretty rude comments on fantrolls. I don't care if people don't take my picture, it's just the rudeness I can't take. Should I go for it or will a lot of people look down on me for cosplaying an OC?

Touyo
08-07-2011, 09:22 PM
Finally got some major progress on the Scarlet Ribbitar. (http://i.imgur.com/5TXOo.jpg) Should be done this week!

stitchez
08-08-2011, 12:37 AM
So my friend has the PERFECT water gun to use as a base for Ahab's crosshairs... sadly it works and she wants it. SO i look it up on ebay - what do you mean this water gun is $120 at its cheapest?! how is a watergun "rare" :I *finds another watergun to use as a base so I don't have to build it from scratch*

Axelai
08-08-2011, 12:44 AM
Alright, I need opinions. I really want to do a cosplay of my fantroll (I've actually already started this). But I'm really worried that people will flame me for it because I've seen some pretty rude comments on fantrolls. I don't care if people don't take my picture, it's just the rudeness I can't take. Should I go for it or will a lot of people look down on me for cosplaying an OC?

I say go for it. My friends and I all have fantrolls. Its just when they're super mary sue that people don't like it. Like, they have a mutant blood color, or are paired with a main troll, etc. Mine hasn't gotten any flames. She's got blue blood, pretty normal horns, and doesn't have a storyline yet *shrugs* If people flame you when you're cosplaying a perfectly normal fantroll, they're stupid.

Ineedaname9
08-08-2011, 02:42 AM
So I met up with a bunch of Homestuck fans/cosplayers today.... Everyone thought I was weird for liking the beginning... It's just my sense of humor.

Also T_T I wanted to do Dave after I changed from Vriska but the girl who almost killed me for wearing the same cosplay as her was doing Dave so I switched to Bro. Now I find out she will be Bro. T_T I just can't win.

I'm gonna be Bro... Cause I give up and I have most of his cosplay already....

ToroSonyCat
08-08-2011, 08:48 AM
I bought the material for Nepeta's hat and tail, black t-shirt and green fabric paint for Nepeta too. I'm just a little worried the fabric paint won't show up on the black but I'm hoping that it will, it may just take a lot of layers..
I also got the sunglasses for my Dave cosplay so I'll take some full cosplay photos soon if I can find my black jeans.

So I met up with a bunch of Homestuck fans/cosplayers today.... Everyone thought I was weird for liking the beginning... It's just my sense of humor.

Also T_T I wanted to do Dave after I changed from Vriska but the girl who almost killed me for wearing the same cosplay as her was doing Dave so I switched to Bro. Now I find out she will be Bro. T_T I just can't win.

I'm gonna be Bro... Cause I give up and I have most of his cosplay already....

Liking the beginning isn't weird at all, I liked it too!
Just go for it anyway and ignore her, people like that are so petty.

St. Jimmy
08-08-2011, 09:19 AM
Its just when they're super mary sue that people don't like it. Like, they have a mutant blood color, or are paired with a main troll, etc.

Well, she is paired with Eridan, but that's really just a joke. Your post made me feel better about doing it though, I'm going to go for it. ^_^

Axelai
08-08-2011, 02:33 PM
So I met up with a bunch of Homestuck fans/cosplayers today.... Everyone thought I was weird for liking the beginning... It's just my sense of humor.

Also T_T I wanted to do Dave after I changed from Vriska but the girl who almost killed me for wearing the same cosplay as her was doing Dave so I switched to Bro. Now I find out she will be Bro. T_T I just can't win.

I'm gonna be Bro... Cause I give up and I have most of his cosplay already....

Piss on those who get mad you cosplay the same thing D< We have 4 Karkats at our group. We just had a pile of awesome. XD;; And we had two Vriskas. Who brofisted a lot. And... I think 2 Daves. Idek.

If they don't like you cuz you cosplay the same character, then poo on them 8|

Well, she is paired with Eridan, but that's really just a joke. Your post made me feel better about doing it though, I'm going to go for it. ^_^

Everyone is paired with Eridan. That goes without saying. XD

As long as you're not "OMG SHES ERIDAN'S OTP!! GTFO IF U DUN THINK THE SAME" I'm pretty sure you'll be fine XD

St. Jimmy
08-08-2011, 09:54 PM
Everyone is paired with Eridan. That goes without saying. XD

As long as you're not "OMG SHES ERIDAN'S OTP!! GTFO IF U DUN THINK THE SAME" I'm pretty sure you'll be fine XD

True. And yet he's forevver alone. XD

I think I'll be fine then. I don't force OTPs on anyone. ^^

Sergeant Waddle
08-08-2011, 10:26 PM
black t-shirt and green fabric paint for Nepeta too. I'm just a little worried the fabric paint won't show up on the black but I'm hoping that it will, it may just take a lot of layers..
If you've got time before the convention (since their shipping time is usually about 4-5 weeks, and might be a bit longer to the UK), I'd say just order a Troll shirt from What Pumpkin and save yourself the trouble.
http://www.whatpumpkin.com/store/shirts.html

sakuratyan
08-09-2011, 05:15 AM
I sort of wish I knew more MSPA lovers in my area, haha!
I've started on a God Tier Vriska Serket and a Neophyte Redglare. So far, I have about 15% of the Vriska one done and I'm redoing the entire Redglare costume because I keep messing up. BUUUT I'm a fast worker so I'll be getting it done within a few weeks maybe?
I don't know if I really want to or if I'm not thinking clearly, but I really want to be Dave because I have the shades and I've been commented (made fun of a lot, but still had a lot of fun) about wearing a light blonde Build-A-Bear wig and fixing it to make it slightly look like Alois Trancy, slapping on my shades, and taking various conceited shots. People say it's a bit overdone so I'm not even sure anymore, but it's something I've wanted to do for a while now because everyone looks so cool while doing it.

ToroSonyCat
08-09-2011, 06:54 AM
Okay, even if I'm not starting on it yet I've been thinking a lot about my Eridan cosplay. The wig especially.
Anyone got any ideas or tips on how to do the Eridan wig and make it look good?

If you've got time before the convention (since their shipping time is usually about 4-5 weeks, and might be a bit longer to the UK), I'd say just order a Troll shirt from What Pumpkin and save yourself the trouble.
http://www.whatpumpkin.com/store/shirts.html

I considered that since I bought my Dave t-shirt from them and it was really good but I'm not sure if it'd be worth it since I'll get it all messy with the face paint :/ But since I did want to buy a print from there, maybe I should just buy it if this doesn't work out.

MercuryLampe
08-09-2011, 01:37 PM
Ahh the con's in three days. ASENFKNEWLKFBNF.
I don't have my shirt ready yet *forever a procrastinator*

So my question is...
Would it be acceptable for me to cosplay Dave with his white shirt, but the image is iron-on? I have no time to paint it or buy it or anything fancy, so...
(Oh, and do the pants have to be white as well? I always imagined them to be blue jeans, so that's what I was planning on using, but in pictures like here (http://images.wikia.com/mspaintadventures/images/e/e8/Dave_Strider.png) they appear white o_o;; )

Axelai
08-09-2011, 02:13 PM
Ahh the con's in three days. ASENFKNEWLKFBNF.
I don't have my shirt ready yet *forever a procrastinator*

So my question is...
Would it be acceptable for me to cosplay Dave with his white shirt, but the image is iron-on? I have no time to paint it or buy it or anything fancy, so...
(Oh, and do the pants have to be white as well? I always imagined them to be blue jeans, so that's what I was planning on using, but in pictures like here (http://images.wikia.com/mspaintadventures/images/e/e8/Dave_Strider.png) they appear white o_o;; )

I think most people do iron on. As long as it looks good!

And honestly, the pants can be whatever color you like. So blue jeans work fine!

sakuratyan
08-09-2011, 02:13 PM
Ahh the con's in three days. ASENFKNEWLKFBNF.
I don't have my shirt ready yet *forever a procrastinator*

So my question is...
Would it be acceptable for me to cosplay Dave with his white shirt, but the image is iron-on? I have no time to paint it or buy it or anything fancy, so...
(Oh, and do the pants have to be white as well? I always imagined them to be blue jeans, so that's what I was planning on using, but in pictures like here (http://images.wikia.com/mspaintadventures/images/e/e8/Dave_Strider.png) they appear white o_o;; )
An iron on is what a lot of people do, since it happens to be cheaper. I don't think it'd be a problem.

MercuryLampe
08-09-2011, 03:52 PM
Thanks guys! I'm so glad to hear that; I'm on a really tight budget so this is like a life saver xD

My stepdad and I are getting to work on Caledscratch. I'll post pictures once we get started!

ToroSonyCat
08-10-2011, 01:23 PM
Ahh the con's in three days. ASENFKNEWLKFBNF.
I don't have my shirt ready yet *forever a procrastinator*

So my question is...
Would it be acceptable for me to cosplay Dave with his white shirt, but the image is iron-on? I have no time to paint it or buy it or anything fancy, so...
(Oh, and do the pants have to be white as well? I always imagined them to be blue jeans, so that's what I was planning on using, but in pictures like here (http://images.wikia.com/mspaintadventures/images/e/e8/Dave_Strider.png) they appear white o_o;; )

Yep, perfectly acceptable! I did an iron-on transfer for my default John cosplay (http://www.cosplay.com/costume/379542/) and I personally think it turned out perfectly!
Since the style is very unspecific in colours, you could probably go with any colour as long as it made sense! I personally imagine the jeans more likely to be black as I think that it'd look better with the colour scheme but that's just me.

MercuryLampe
08-11-2011, 09:00 AM
Thanks! Ahaha I agree that black pants would look better, but I don't own a pair currently, and I have no time to go purchase some, so I suppose blue jeans will have to do at the moment ; u ;
And your John is adorable! Oh my gosh <3

IceBergTea
08-11-2011, 11:31 AM
I'm planning to do God tier Nepeta, the Rogue of Heart, here's my sketch of it;
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z45/elaine_dr/GodteirN.png
^^^Does this look good? What colors look best on the outfit? What fabrics should I use? Or am I biting off more then I can chew?



Just add;
So far, I'm liking all the cosplay on this thread:3
Makes me kinda jealous of you guys
but whatever...

ToroSonyCat
08-11-2011, 12:02 PM
Reposting this because I'd still like some advice if anyone could offer any:
Okay, even if I'm not starting on it yet I've been thinking a lot about my Eridan cosplay. The wig especially.
Anyone got any ideas or tips on how to do the Eridan wig and make it look good?

Thanks! Ahaha I agree that black pants would look better, but I don't own a pair currently, and I have no time to go purchase some, so I suppose blue jeans will have to do at the moment ; u ;
And your John is adorable! Oh my gosh <3

Well, I'm sure blue jeans will look fine too! ^^ Good luck with the cosplay!
Aww, thank you!

sakuratyan
08-11-2011, 09:02 PM
Hi guys! I just have a little question that may or may not take me forever to phrase.
I'm doing God Tier Vriska and Redglare for my costumes, but I'm stuck on the glasses. I have a pair of glasses that I could possibly use for Vriska, but I'm not sure if it would be okay to pass. For Redglare, I'm completely lost. I know how to cut up cheap old sunglasses, but I can't seem to find cheap (or affordable) ones with red lenses. Does anyone happen to know some place (preferably not online) where I can get some to make into my Redglare glasses? Or a way to make glasses like them?

Sergeant Waddle
08-11-2011, 09:18 PM
Hi guys! I just have a little question that may or may not take me forever to phrase.
I'm doing God Tier Vriska and Redglare for my costumes, but I'm stuck on the glasses. I have a pair of glasses that I could possibly use for Vriska, but I'm not sure if it would be okay to pass. For Redglare, I'm completely lost. I know how to cut up cheap old sunglasses, but I can't seem to find cheap (or affordable) ones with red lenses. Does anyone happen to know some place (preferably not online) where I can get some to make into my Redglare glasses? Or a way to make glasses like them?
I know some similar glasses you can just BUY, if you're okay with that. They are online, but:
http://www.amazon.com/Unknown-Vampiress-Purple-Glasses/dp/B000ROFYQE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qlEnable=1&qid=1308712606&sr=1-1
There were some better ones that were actual replicas elsewhere, but they're all sold out at the moment.

sakuratyan
08-11-2011, 09:57 PM
I know some similar glasses you can just BUY, if you're okay with that. They are online, but:
http://www.amazon.com/Unknown-Vampiress-Purple-Glasses/dp/B000ROFYQE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qlEnable=1&qid=1308712606&sr=1-1
There were some better ones that were actual replicas elsewhere, but they're all sold out at the moment.

Oh, I'm perfectly fine with online shopping but I just wanted to express my love for shopping in retail stores. Thanks, I'll keep these in mind!

ToroSonyCat
08-12-2011, 05:44 AM
I'm planning to do God tier Nepeta, the Rogue of Heart, here's my sketch of it;
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z45/elaine_dr/GodteirN.png
^^^Does this look good? What colors look best on the outfit? What fabrics should I use? Or am I biting off more then I can chew?



Just add;
So far, I'm liking all the cosplay on this thread:3
Makes me kinda jealous of you guys
but whatever...

Sorry, I didn't mean to ignore you (I posted under you), I didn't spot your post ^^;

I love your design! I'd personally say to colour the outfit around some 'Nepeta greens' to make it more recognisable but you don't have to stick with that colour! ^^

IceBergTea
08-12-2011, 12:26 PM
Sorry, I didn't mean to ignore you (I posted under you), I didn't spot your post ^^;

I love your design! I'd personally say to colour the outfit around some 'Nepeta greens' to make it more recognisable but you don't have to stick with that colour! ^^

No No It's okay!
Thank you:heart:
You're right, I should stick greens.

MercuryLampe
08-13-2011, 05:01 PM
Hey everyone! Sorry to post with another question so quickly, but I really want to get started on my cosplay ASAP! I have three months, and I want to take advantage of my time. So, for Youmacon, I am cosplaying Terezi; specifically Dragon suit Terezi from Alterniabound. The only problem is that I have no idea what fabric to use (that wouldn't be insanely expensive), and how to get the holes for her horns right so that I can easily take the hood on and off without messing up the horns. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

IceBergTea, I absolutely love your God Tier Nepeta design! It's so cool! <3

Mithrenniel
08-14-2011, 03:02 AM
I'm planning to do God tier Nepeta, the Rogue of Heart, here's my sketch of it;
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z45/elaine_dr/GodteirN.png
^^^Does this look good? What colors look best on the outfit? What fabrics should I use? Or am I biting off more then I can chew?



Just add;
So far, I'm liking all the cosplay on this thread:3
Makes me kinda jealous of you guys
but whatever...

I like it but, one thing bugs me. So far all of the hoods have been different and that one looks like the Theif hood. I think a different hood style is in order.

ToroSonyCat
08-14-2011, 08:56 AM
Started painting the t-shirt for my Nepeta cosplay, I'll make the tail or hat next :D (Kinda worried that I don't have enough fabric though.. I knew I should have bought more ><)

Gonna re-post this post that I made on the MSPA forums:
Sooo I started a new YouTube channel for Homestuck cosplay videos (http://www.youtube.com/user/Homestuckk)(not much on it yet, just a video of the Homestuck Manchester Expo gathering and an awkward introduction/cosplay test of mine) and I have an idea for a video. "A day in the life of John Egbert (before Sburb)".
If I do go through with this video, I'll be basing it on John's introduction that states his interests and the beginning of Homestuck. I'm not 100% sure if I'll go through with it yet as my plan involves that I'll have to alter my room a bit to make it more like John's, including moving the computer and desk into my room and replacing my posters with posters like John's so at the moment it's merely just a wishful plan.
But I also plan to include some parts of John using pesterchum, involving clips of the other kids typing back too. If I did go through with this, would any of you be interested in filming those parts for me as the other kids? I could probably do Dave myself but I'd at least need a Rose and Jade. All it'd involve would be filming a short clip of you as the respective kid typing at the computer.

Just wondering, as this isn't a definite plan yet.

Axelai
08-14-2011, 01:21 PM
Messing with gray paint last night. (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/295293_2253788913816_1521106186_32411766_4506481_n .jpg) Bluh. The gray ben nye paint looks almost blue 8| The fuck?

Whatever. Regardless, I know I won't be using that at any con. I know everyone pretty much uses Ben Nye, but its just... not for me. It caked, it looked weird, and just... bluh!

Jisu
08-14-2011, 01:50 PM
I use Ben Nye, but not paint -- eyeliner! Yes, seriously, eyeliner. There's a tutorial on the MSPA forums -- I think somebody linked it earlier -- that details mixing the Grey and White eyeliner for the perfect shade, then using White for highlights and Steel Grey for shadows.

sakuratyan
08-14-2011, 06:03 PM
[QUOTE=IceBergTea;4089636]I'm planning to do God tier Nepeta, the Rogue of Heart, here's my sketch of it;
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z45/elaine_dr/GodteirN.png
^^^Does this look good? What colors look best on the outfit? What fabrics should I use? Or am I biting off more then I can chew?



Just add;
So far, I'm liking all the cosplay on this thread:3
Makes me kinda jealous of you guys
but whatever...I like it but, one thing bugs me. So far all of the hoods have been different and that one looks like the Thief hood. I think a different hood style is in order.

I have to agree and disagree at the same time. The outfits somehow relate to their titles. Heir, Maid, Thief, and Nepeta is the Rogue. The design looks really great (really cute, omg :33<). I think it makes sense that the hood is like that, although in a way it might also look good to fix it in a way that could have the front part potentially serve as a mask (although I'm horrible at video games or anything that would help me understand what a rogue is so I might not even be a good source).

Overall, though, I think the sketch looks fantastic!
For the colors, I suggest perhaps bright reds and pinks, but you can also add a bit of green in there. After all, Hussie did explain how the God Tier outfits correspond more to the title than the colors of the person who wears it.

IceBergTea
08-14-2011, 07:11 PM
I like it but, one thing bugs me. So far all of the hoods have been different and that one looks like the Theif hood. I think a different hood style is in order.
Well that wasn't intended,
I could argue that 'Thief' and 'Rogue' are similar titles, which explains the similar hoods.
But I won't.
It's easier to flick down the end of hood.




I have to agree and disagree at the same time. The outfits somehow relate to their titles. Heir, Maid, Thief, and Nepeta is the Rogue. The design looks really great (really cute, omg :33<). I think it makes sense that the hood is like that, although in a way it might also look good to fix it in a way that could have the front part potentially serve as a mask (although I'm horrible at video games or anything that would help me understand what a rogue is so I might not even be a good source).

Overall, though, I think the sketch looks fantastic!
For the colors, I suggest perhaps bright reds and pinks, but you can also add a bit of green in there. After all, Hussie did explain how the God Tier outfits correspond more to the title than the colors of the person who wears it.
Thank you.:heart:
That's a good idea,
I might put that the final design.

I may only fear on using bright reds and pinks is that the wings(The Color of Nepeta's blood) may not 'sync' up.
...
Maybe I'm just over-thinking this.

Axelai
08-15-2011, 02:36 AM
I use Ben Nye, but not paint -- eyeliner! Yes, seriously, eyeliner. There's a tutorial on the MSPA forums -- I think somebody linked it earlier -- that details mixing the Grey and White eyeliner for the perfect shade, then using White for highlights and Steel Grey for shadows.

I've seen that tutorial, as well as have it bookmarked. The problem is, I don't have the creme they use on-hand. I only have the liquid. Which honestly doesn't work too well 8|;; I'd rather go with PAX and know for sure it'd look right than go with this crap XD;;

In other news: I found patches online for my Marchingstuck jacket omgomg I'm so excite.

nighty
08-15-2011, 04:51 AM
Hi guys! I just have a little question that may or may not take me forever to phrase.
I'm doing God Tier Vriska and Redglare for my costumes, but I'm stuck on the glasses. I have a pair of glasses that I could possibly use for Vriska, but I'm not sure if it would be okay to pass. For Redglare, I'm completely lost. I know how to cut up cheap old sunglasses, but I can't seem to find cheap (or affordable) ones with red lenses. Does anyone happen to know some place (preferably not online) where I can get some to make into my Redglare glasses? Or a way to make glasses like them?

I used these (http://www.restyle.pl/product-eng-521-Red-vampire-gothic-sunglasses-cat-eyes-shape.html), just re-did the frames using pliers to get rid of all these gothic ornaments and stuff then painted them with the acrylic spray :)

Olichan
08-15-2011, 05:26 PM
Oh sup.
So, I finished Karkat in time for Otakon and wore him there.
Protip: DO NOT USE SCULPY FOR HORNS DON'T DO IT DON'T DO IT BRO
Even with Karkat and his tiny nubby horns, they weighed a motherfucking ton I swear to god.

On another note, I've started my Gamzee cosplay. n_n I'm doing a normal and Sober!Gamzee.
The latter will be terrifying.
I am so excited.
I have made the horns(out of foil and model magic this time, bipches) am going to make the shirt tonight, have the base for the pants, have the wig.
All I need to do is get some shoes, re order makeup...and of course, the horn.
HONK.
But here's my question: To make the scratches on his face for Sober!Gamzee, what do you suggest?
Should I just look up fake blood tutorials and use purple dye instead of red or something?

Jolteh
08-16-2011, 01:31 AM
Yes sculpy is so bad for horns ugh
I probably need to redo my Terezi horns because they sag a little bit when I clip them onto my wig, or I might just need to add another clip facing the other way... Model Magic here I come

And for people asking about Terezi's glasses here's a tutorial that may or may not have already been posted, because hell if I'm looking through this entire thread. http://rettozetto.tumblr.com/post/5756742748/terezi-glasses
I find it to be the best way to do it as you can get the shape to be spot on. You can get the glasses they used in this tutorial at Party City.

CardinalWinter
08-17-2011, 10:01 AM
I just started on Vriska's fairy wings. I am so excited for this cosplay! I also got my best guy friend hooked on Homestuck, and he now texts me every once in a while to say "I am reading the comic"

Axelai
08-17-2011, 12:29 PM
I just started on Vriska's fairy wings. I am so excited for this cosplay! I also got my best guy friend hooked on Homestuck, and he now texts me every once in a while to say "I am reading the comic"

Oooh post pix of the wings! 8D I wanna see how they look when you finish~

And LOL. I got a message from my friend "GOD DAMMIT! Why do all your obsessions become mine!?" the day after I showed her Homestuck xDD;;

In my own news: My mommy is giving me book money for school. And some allowance. That allowance... I can use to buy my Karkat wig >D

ToroSonyCat
08-17-2011, 01:17 PM
Yaay the face/body paint I ordered arrived today so I did a Nepeta make-up test (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3028648/)~
I'm happy with how it turned out though I'll definitely need to work on getting it around my eyes better, looking back on it I could have probably done it much more easier if I'd used one of the triangle sponges to apply it with around the eyes instead of the flat circular one I used for all of it DX

Tips, anyone? :33

Axelai
08-17-2011, 11:46 PM
Yaay the face/body paint I ordered arrived today so I did a Nepeta make-up test (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3028648/)~
I'm happy with how it turned out though I'll definitely need to work on getting it around my eyes better, looking back on it I could have probably done it much more easier if I'd used one of the triangle sponges to apply it with around the eyes instead of the flat circular one I used for all of it DX

Tips, anyone? :33

Ooh that looks REALLY nice! What paint did you use?

ToroSonyCat
08-18-2011, 01:43 PM
Ooh that looks REALLY nice! What paint did you use?

Thank you! ^^
I used Snazaroo in the light grey colour, it's pretty cheap and I only payed Ł3 for it but the quality is really nice! Its easy to apply and wash off afterwards, I'd recommend it personally but I haven't had experience with any other paints so I can't compare it.

Axelai
08-18-2011, 02:24 PM
Thank you! ^^
I used Snazaroo in the light grey colour, it's pretty cheap and I only payed Ł3 for it but the quality is really nice! Its easy to apply and wash off afterwards, I'd recommend it personally but I haven't had experience with any other paints so I can't compare it.

Did it crack or rub off on anything? I'm just loving how nice that looks!

CardinalWinter
08-18-2011, 02:59 PM
Oooh post pix of the wings! 8D I wanna see how they look when you finish~

I'll definitely post pictures! I found a wig on Amphigory that I think could work for Vriska if I styled it. It was a pain to find a wig for her.

Thelchterya
08-18-2011, 04:29 PM
Resist urge to cosplay Homestuck.
You fail to resist urge to cosplay Homestuck. XD

Well, I think I'm going to go for Vriska when she's like, God-tier/Mindfang/FLARPing. Cuz I dig chicks with swords. Click. (http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005725) And maybe one day I'll cosplay all of the Vriskas. All of them. :cool:

ToroSonyCat
08-18-2011, 04:47 PM
Did it crack or rub off on anything? I'm just loving how nice that looks!

Nope, a little of the paint from my neck rubbed off from my neck onto the t-shirt neck but not majorly. Though I must admit I didn't wear it for such a long period of time but I know that my friend (who recommended it) wore it for a con and it looked fine the whole way through, I actually spent a lot of time when I was with her admiring how good it looked XD

Axelai
08-18-2011, 06:22 PM
Nope, a little of the paint from my neck rubbed off from my neck onto the t-shirt neck but not majorly. Though I must admit I didn't wear it for such a long period of time but I know that my friend (who recommended it) wore it for a con and it looked fine the whole way through, I actually spent a lot of time when I was with her admiring how good it looked XD

I asked my friends on FB, and turns out one of them used the same stuff for one of her cosplays! So to try it out, I went ahead and ordered myself a small bit of it c: If it gets here before SacAnime, I'll use it for that.

I'm just a bit concerned about my hands. Since the only thing I'm painting as Karkat is my face, neck, and hands @ n @;; My friend suggested I dilute it with water when painting my palms. But I dunno. I don't wanna turn everyone I touch gray XD;;

Monniemoo
08-18-2011, 09:19 PM
I really want to do all of the Dave tuxes (except the Felt one). I was gonna start with the awesome white one that Future Dave wears...but then I discovered the perfect pants in my closet for the Red Plush Puppet Tux, so I felt obligated.

My problem is that I suck at finding good wigs. I just don't even know where to start looking, and the few sties I do find are either Halloween party stores or don't have what I'm looking for. I'm kinda lost when it comes to finding a Dave wig. Anyone have any suggestions?

ToroSonyCat
08-19-2011, 07:27 AM
I asked my friends on FB, and turns out one of them used the same stuff for one of her cosplays! So to try it out, I went ahead and ordered myself a small bit of it c: If it gets here before SacAnime, I'll use it for that.

I'm just a bit concerned about my hands. Since the only thing I'm painting as Karkat is my face, neck, and hands @ n @;; My friend suggested I dilute it with water when painting my palms. But I dunno. I don't wanna turn everyone I touch gray XD;;

Yeah, I have the same concern with hands too DX Especially as I handle cameras a lot.
I heard that spraying some hairspray over the painted hand helps to keep it in place though, I worried that may not be safe at first but as long as you don't overdo it I think it should be safe.

It'd probably be best to try that before the con though, just in case. I haven't tried it myself yet. Good luck!

I really want to do all of the Dave tuxes (except the Felt one). I was gonna start with the awesome white one that Future Dave wears...but then I discovered the perfect pants in my closet for the Red Plush Puppet Tux, so I felt obligated.

My problem is that I suck at finding good wigs. I just don't even know where to start looking, and the few sties I do find are either Halloween party stores or don't have what I'm looking for. I'm kinda lost when it comes to finding a Dave wig. Anyone have any suggestions?
http://stores.ebay.com/Wig-Fashion <-- My favourite wig store. Quality every time and the wigs are always like the pictures they show, not to mention the really good prices. I bought my Luke, Sealand/Dave, Gumi and John wigs from there if you want to see some examples in my gallery.

CardinalWinter
08-19-2011, 08:24 AM
http://stores.ebay.com/Wig-Fashion <-- My favourite wig store. Quality every time and the wigs are always like the pictures they show, not to mention the really good prices. I bought my Luke, Sealand/Dave, Gumi and John wigs from there if you want to see some examples in my gallery.
Thank you for posting the link to that wig store! I think I found a wig I need there.

ToroSonyCat
08-19-2011, 10:10 AM
Thank you for posting the link to that wig store! I think I found a wig I need there.

You're welcome! Glad I could help :D

Axelai
08-19-2011, 12:29 PM
Yeah, I have the same concern with hands too DX Especially as I handle cameras a lot.
I heard that spraying some hairspray over the painted hand helps to keep it in place though, I worried that may not be safe at first but as long as you don't overdo it I think it should be safe.

It'd probably be best to try that before the con though, just in case. I haven't tried it myself yet. Good luck!

Yeah, I heard of some things called "setting sprays" that I should look into. Or I'll powder the fuck out of myself? Idek. I just really would rather not shake people's hands and make them half trolls LOL.


http://stores.ebay.com/Wig-Fashion <-- My favourite wig store. Quality every time and the wigs are always like the pictures they show, not to mention the really good prices. I bought my Luke, Sealand/Dave, Gumi and John wigs from there if you want to see some examples in my gallery.

Everyone keeps suggesting that seller o: I know where to look when I need another wig <3

ToroSonyCat
08-19-2011, 04:38 PM
Hey, my friend is considering a Vriska cosplay but she's not really sure about how to do the robotic arm. Any suggestions or help please? Maybe even a tutorial somewhere?

Any help would be appriciated!


Yeah, I heard of some things called "setting sprays" that I should look into. Or I'll powder the fuck out of myself? Idek. I just really would rather not shake people's hands and make them half trolls LOL.



Everyone keeps suggesting that seller o: I know where to look when I need another wig <3

Yeah, I've heard about those too and I should probably look int othem aswell!
I'd definitely recommend them, I buy from them whenever I can! (I only buy from other stores if I need a specially styled wig for a certain character or they don't have the type/colour I'm looking for)

Axelai
08-20-2011, 02:55 AM
Oh god. I need to stop.

So there's a cosplay gathering tomorrow. I thought "Why not, I'll be casual!Davesprite." So I went to the thrift store today and got an orange shirt. I already have the wig, pants, glasses, and a little orange sword. I plan on actually making this LEGIT when I get around to it. Eventually. Karkles comes first. So I get off my ass, edit the shirt to crazy extents... and lo and behold. I am casual!Davesprite.

If only I could edit the sword today as well. And get ahold of some damn wigs. I would be stylin this shit. But alas. I cannot. I hope peeps at this gathering don't mind too much. I wouldn't wanna be "the bad Homestuck cosplayer". Might pack another cosplay in case that happens >_>;;

CardinalWinter
08-20-2011, 06:02 PM
Hey, my friend is considering a Vriska cosplay but she's not really sure about how to do the robotic arm. Any suggestions or help please? Maybe even a tutorial somewhere?

Any help would be appriciated!


I needed the same tutorial, so I went on the forums for Homestuck and someone suggested finding gray opera gloves and adding the details with a sharpie or paint. I've also heard of cosplayers using duct tape to make her arm. They also linked to this tutorial: http://k-ee-ran.deviantart.com/art/automail-from-cloth-tutorial-145345622

Mithrenniel
08-20-2011, 10:24 PM
I have just bought an orange shirt to cannibalize for Vriska's hood, but I'm lacking patterns. Anyone have any?

Axelai
08-21-2011, 12:25 AM
Just gonna show off my partially done Davesprite costume. Here you go (http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/297375_2183141931004_1020635856_2516874_3548556_n. jpg). I still need to do the sword through the chest (I have the sword to mutilate) as well as the wings. And, you know, the furry neck thingy.

For now, I felt pretty chill all casual. And wearing my Karkat horns for fun at times. Like in that pic XD;

Successful gathering! I met a Terezi and Jade. OMG THE JADE WAS ACTUALLY 13.

I have just bought an orange shirt to cannibalize for Vriska's hood, but I'm lacking patterns. Anyone have any?

Theres one on God Tier John on deviantART, you might be able to get an idea that way.

ToroSonyCat
08-21-2011, 05:07 AM
I needed the same tutorial, so I went on the forums for Homestuck and someone suggested finding gray opera gloves and adding the details with a sharpie or paint. I've also heard of cosplayers using duct tape to make her arm. They also linked to this tutorial: http://k-ee-ran.deviantart.com/art/automail-from-cloth-tutorial-145345622

Thank you! :D Someone over on the MSPA forums actually already linked me to this tutorial as I posted there aswell but thank you, I've passed on this tutorial and it looks very good!

I have just bought an orange shirt to cannibalize for Vriska's hood, but I'm lacking patterns. Anyone have any?

I didn't follow it directly but I used a tutorial on dA for reference as a bit of a reference for my God Tier John hood. Not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for but maybe it could be some help, unfortunately I can't seem to find that tutorial on dA though I do have it saved on my computer... but I'm not sure if I should give it out without crediting who made it and I don't know who that is as I didn't save their name with the file D:
Maybe you'd have more luck finding it? (Being Vriska and all.. heh) Sorry, I've tried but I just can't find it, I know this isn't very helpful but I do know it is out there though unless it has been deleted. :(

Just gonna show off my partially done Davesprite costume. Here you go (http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/297375_2183141931004_1020635856_2516874_3548556_n. jpg). I still need to do the sword through the chest (I have the sword to mutilate) as well as the wings. And, you know, the furry neck thingy.

For now, I felt pretty chill all casual. And wearing my Karkat horns for fun at times. Like in that pic XD;

Successful gathering! I met a Terezi and Jade. OMG THE JADE WAS ACTUALLY 13

So cool! :D Ooh, you met other Homestuckers at the meet? Fun!

Axelai
08-21-2011, 02:09 PM
So cool! :D Ooh, you met other Homestuckers at the meet? Fun!

Trololol more pictures (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/304198_2033501391301_1057140016_31845470_292818_n. jpg). God I'm such an idiot. I'm waiting for the other Homestuck cosplayers to upload pictures so I can show you them. I loved that Terezi, haha! And I met two other peeps who cosplay Tavros and Gamzee, but weren't them at the time. We're all gonna cosplay together in a week or so c:

CardinalWinter
08-21-2011, 02:40 PM
It seems like the only blue lipstick I can find is from really expensive brands, (or pepper spray disguised as blue lipstick) so I think I'll just mix Vaseline and blue eye shadow together. I wish I could buy contacts for this cosplay, but I don't think I'll have the money. Wow, that looks like it was a really fun gathering Axelai!

Monniemoo
08-21-2011, 06:48 PM
http://stores.ebay.com/Wig-Fashion <-- My favourite wig store. Quality every time and the wigs are always like the pictures they show, not to mention the really good prices. I bought my Luke, Sealand/Dave, Gumi and John wigs from there if you want to see some examples in my gallery.

That has so many beautiful wigs! I'm tempted to buy half the wigs on there >.>
Thank you so much! ^.^

sakuratyan
08-21-2011, 11:04 PM
I have just bought an orange shirt to cannibalize for Vriska's hood, but I'm lacking patterns. Anyone have any?

For my Vriska God Tier hood, I just folded my fabric in half, folded my sweater's hood in half, laid it down on top of the fabric, then traced it out with a big slot of allowance. I also let it trail down a little bit to a point at the back (not exactly at the neck, but at the back of the head). And I made it look really loose for wig and visual purposes. Hope that helps? I'm not good at explaining, LOL.

sakuratyan
08-21-2011, 11:07 PM
It seems like the only blue lipstick I can find is from really expensive brands, (or pepper spray disguised as blue lipstick) so I think I'll just mix Vaseline and blue eye shadow together. I wish I could buy contacts for this cosplay, but I don't think I'll have the money. Wow, that looks like it was a really fun gathering Axelai!

Does that Vaseline+Blue eye shadow thing work? Or like, how would you apply it? (Bad at makeup, wouldn't know where to start).
I was thinking of getting a really generic brand of lipstick from a local dollar store because I actually found one that holds weird colors, but I'd rather not cake that stuff on any part of my face purely because I have the worst experience with generic lipsticks.

Axelai
08-22-2011, 01:58 AM
That homestuck update made my head hurt. Shooooosssshhhh.

But now I want to cosplay Gamzee more than ever. If only I could do that makeup. And cover myself in purple blood.

CardinalWinter
08-22-2011, 10:10 AM
Does that Vaseline+Blue eye shadow thing work? Or like, how would you apply it? (Bad at makeup, wouldn't know where to start).
I was thinking of getting a really generic brand of lipstick from a local dollar store because I actually found one that holds weird colors, but I'd rather not cake that stuff on any part of my face purely because I have the worst experience with generic lipsticks.
I've mixed Vaseline with black eye shadow before and it worked. It should work just as well with blue.

ToroSonyCat
08-22-2011, 11:39 AM
Trololol more pictures (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/304198_2033501391301_1057140016_31845470_292818_n. jpg). God I'm such an idiot. I'm waiting for the other Homestuck cosplayers to upload pictures so I can show you them. I loved that Terezi, haha! And I met two other peeps who cosplay Tavros and Gamzee, but weren't them at the time. We're all gonna cosplay together in a week or so c:
Cool!! :D

That has so many beautiful wigs! I'm tempted to buy half the wigs on there >.>
Thank you so much! ^.^
You're welcome! I know that feeling, they're my favourite wig store and they have so many gorgeous wigs!

CardinalWinter
08-22-2011, 04:37 PM
That homestuck update made my head hurt. Shooooosssshhhh.

But now I want to cosplay Gamzee more than ever. If only I could do that makeup. And cover myself in purple blood.
I wasn't even up to that part yet, but when I saw how the fandom was reacting I thought "I don't mind spoiling it for myself, I'll check it out." And holy crap was that heartwarming.

Axelai
08-22-2011, 05:39 PM
I wasn't even up to that part yet, but when I saw how the fandom was reacting I thought "I don't mind spoiling it for myself, I'll check it out." And holy crap was that heartwarming.

Inorite!?! I always wanted to cosplay Gamzee, but after his insanity streak, I didn't want to anymore. Since... what I always loved about him was how laid back he was (i'm just about as laid back, ahaha.). Well, that and he likes ICP. Long story why that makes me like him.

But after this update... I like him again. So I'm seriously considering adding him back to my cosplay list.

After I finish Sufferer though 8D;;

ToroSonyCat
08-23-2011, 12:03 PM
Still working on my Nepeta cosplay~ I've made the basic blue part of the hat but it needs nose and eyes and I'll have to alter the shape a bit so it's shaped better but I'm waiting until I try it on with the wig and horns to do that.
I'm going to get the materials for and try making the horns soon :D

I'm also really excited to work on Eridan but I can't start that yet until my October Expo cosplays are finished

Inorite!?! I always wanted to cosplay Gamzee, but after his insanity streak, I didn't want to anymore. Since... what I always loved about him was how laid back he was (i'm just about as laid back, ahaha.). Well, that and he likes ICP. Long story why that makes me like him.

But after this update... I like him again. So I'm seriously considering adding him back to my cosplay list.

After I finish Sufferer though 8D;;

But.. I thought Gamzee hated ICP and that had part in his turning insane when Dave showed im the Miracles video? Did I read that wrong?

Jolteh
08-23-2011, 07:11 PM
Finished my Terezi glasses, I'll post pictures if anyone wants, but I pretty much just followed this tutorial (http://rettozetto.tumblr.com/post/5756742748/terezi-glasses) while leaving off the arms so it's just the lenses and the nose bridge.

sakuratyan
08-23-2011, 09:52 PM
That homestuck update made my head hurt. Shooooosssshhhh.

But now I want to cosplay Gamzee more than ever. If only I could do that makeup. And cover myself in purple blood.
I feel weird for crying at it ._. such friendship, omg.
I've mixed Vaseline with black eye shadow before and it worked. It should work just as well with blue.
Thanks, I'll try that!

Axelai
08-24-2011, 09:24 AM
But.. I thought Gamzee hated ICP and that had part in his turning insane when Dave showed im the Miracles video? Did I read that wrong?

You're right, I just misworded myself XD I meant he's a Juggalo. I mean, he DOES like ICP but doesn't realize its a shitty rap band and not like... Muhammad. lol.

Regardless. I wanna be Gamz now. But I have priorities 8|

EDIT: I got the Snazaroo paint in the mail~ Its pretty good. Looks blue on me still 8| Is there something wrong with my face that all grey makeup looks blue on me? IDEK MAN. Kinda starting to bug me. Regardless, this paint is significantly easier to apply than my liquid ben nye is, so I'll go with this. And have to powder myself like whoa XD

EDIT 2: I feel pretty. (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/317219_2285075615964_1521106186_32455412_6307567_n .jpg) Yes my ears are pointy too 8D <3 The makeup is actually gray (the same TonySoroCat used) but my laptop lighting makes it look blue XD

CardinalWinter
08-25-2011, 10:48 PM
EDIT: I got the Snazaroo paint in the mail~ Its pretty good. Looks blue on me still 8| Is there something wrong with my face that all grey makeup looks blue on me? IDEK MAN. Kinda starting to bug me. Regardless, this paint is significantly easier to apply than my liquid ben nye is, so I'll go with this. And have to powder myself like whoa XD

EDIT 2: I feel pretty. (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/317219_2285075615964_1521106186_32455412_6307567_n .jpg) Yes my ears are pointy too 8D <3 The makeup is actually gray (the same TonySoroCat used) but my laptop lighting makes it look blue XD
Woah that looks great! I'm probably getting the same paint, so it's nice to see it works. Can I just say that it's awesome that you're doing Marchingstuck?

Axelai
08-26-2011, 12:35 AM
Woah that looks great! I'm probably getting the same paint, so it's nice to see it works. Can I just say that it's awesome that you're doing Marchingstuck?

Yeah, it does have a very slight blue tint to it though. But not nearly as bad as that pic XD I have a video on Tumblr of me showing everyone the actual color by walking away from the camera. lolol.

And i looooooove Marchingstuck!!! Omggggggg. <3333

Olichan
08-26-2011, 12:44 AM
Someone at Otakon asked me if I was "feeling blue" while being Karkat.
Because he thought my gray makeup was blue.
My friend assured me it didn't look blue, but I felt like Jake Sully for the rest of the con. ;_;

Axelai
08-26-2011, 12:48 AM
Someone at Otakon asked me if I was "feeling blue" while being Karkat.
Because he thought my gray makeup was blue.
My friend assured me it didn't look blue, but I felt like Jake Sully for the rest of the con. ;_;

Awww XD Im sorry. I got a little irked, because my friend posted my pic of me as Karkat (one where it didn't look TOO blue) and said I should cosplay Mystique. Since I was blue already. XD;; I was all "Sure, but this makeup isn't blue." Bluh.

In updated news: My Marchingstuck patches are officially in the mail and on their way 8DDD <3 I am excite. Thats the LAST thing in my cosplay I have to do. Sew the patches on the sweater <3

EDIT: The video finally processed! Watch it on my Tumblr, which is linked in my signature P: (EDIT OF AN EDIT: Its hard to see on Tumblr due to my background music, so its also on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83O9PquRfE4) )

ToroSonyCat
08-26-2011, 09:53 AM
EDIT 2: I feel pretty. (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/317219_2285075615964_1521106186_32455412_6307567_n .jpg) Yes my ears are pointy too 8D <3 The makeup is actually gray (the same TonySoroCat used) but my laptop lighting makes it look blue XD

Wow, even if the lighting makes it look a bit blue, it looks wonderful! You're much better at applying it than me DX
I guess I just need practice, maybe it's because I don't wear make-up normally so I'm not used to it. :B

Axelai
08-26-2011, 11:44 AM
Wow, even if the lighting makes it look a bit blue, it looks wonderful! You're much better at applying it than me DX
I guess I just need practice, maybe it's because I don't wear make-up normally so I'm not used to it. :B

Oh god I don't wear makeup normally either. I only wear it when going to cosplay things, or when I'm going to night clubs XD;; Ahaha. I had to like... glop it on to make it look right. The creme is pretty thick.

My lips were done with my ben nye, darkened with a bit of black. Same with my under eye. The rest is black eyeliner (used on my eyebrows too lolol). My eyes kinda hurt today XD I think its cuz I never wear eyeliner. They're all "Y U DO" this morning @__@;; Even if I took a super long shower last night getting all that shit off.

Oh, and in case anyone is wondering. This picture (http://fuckyeahmarchingstuck.tumblr.com/post/7789274710/sleepy0wl-guys-i-seriously-fucking-love) is my reference for Marchingstuck Karkat. Except I'm going to be wearing my black skater shoes rather than converse (as I forgot my converse in SoCal). I mean, he wears black shoes normally so mine are probably more accurate anyway P: But yeah! Thats the version I'm doing.

EDIT: I can't add more Homestuck to my cosplay list. I can't. But this Gamzee rper on Trollmegle was so cute, I wanna cosplay Tavros now. *was Tavros to his Gamzee* Guh!

ToroSonyCat
08-28-2011, 09:30 AM
I went shopping with a friend yesterday and got a bunch of stuff for my Homestuck cosplays, especially Nepeta! I'll make the horns + put the finishing details (nose and eyes) on the hat tonight hopefully aswell as making Eridan's wwand because I can.

We also saw Justin Beiber and sea creatures buckets which were pretty hilarious. And I bought a bucket of chalk. (Oh my, am I really telling a whole thread about my bucket buying habits? How embarrasing!)


Oh god I don't wear makeup normally either. I only wear it when going to cosplay things, or when I'm going to night clubs XD;; Ahaha. I had to like... glop it on to make it look right. The creme is pretty thick.

My lips were done with my ben nye, darkened with a bit of black. Same with my under eye. The rest is black eyeliner (used on my eyebrows too lolol). My eyes kinda hurt today XD I think its cuz I never wear eyeliner. They're all "Y U DO" this morning @__@;; Even if I took a super long shower last night getting all that shit off.

Oh, and in case anyone is wondering. This picture (http://fuckyeahmarchingstuck.tumblr.com/post/7789274710/sleepy0wl-guys-i-seriously-fucking-love) is my reference for Marchingstuck Karkat. Except I'm going to be wearing my black skater shoes rather than converse (as I forgot my converse in SoCal). I mean, he wears black shoes normally so mine are probably more accurate anyway P: But yeah! Thats the version I'm doing.

EDIT: I can't add more Homestuck to my cosplay list. I can't. But this Gamzee rper on Trollmegle was so cute, I wanna cosplay Tavros now. *was Tavros to his Gamzee* Guh!

It looked really good! I need more practice in putting it on XD
Actually.. my eyes hurt after wearing it too.. ><;;

Axelai
08-28-2011, 12:22 PM
I went shopping with a friend yesterday and got a bunch of stuff for my Homestuck cosplays, especially Nepeta! I'll make the horns + put the finishing details (nose and eyes) on the hat tonight hopefully aswell as making Eridan's wwand because I can.

We also saw Justin Beiber and sea creatures buckets which were pretty hilarious. And I bought a bucket of chalk. (Oh my, am I really telling a whole thread about my bucket buying habits? How embarrasing!)

How inappropriate! Watch what you're saying in these forums or a mod will have to ban you! /lol

I actually went to Target and they had Phineas and Ferb buckets, as well as My Little Pony ones. I was disturbed and entertained at the same time XD


It looked really good! I need more practice in putting it on XD
Actually.. my eyes hurt after wearing it too.. ><;;

Oh, then I guess it wasn't just me D: Well, its not like it hurt too bad or anything. Just slight discomfort. So I guess its okay xD

CardinalWinter
08-29-2011, 09:07 AM
I tried to make a prototype of Vriska's horns using cheap materials, but they fell apart. Sadness. I bought fake nails to make fangs with.

ToroSonyCat
08-29-2011, 03:01 PM
Made my Nepeta horns and Eridan's wand, I'm just waiting for them to dry now~

Also, I'm pretty sure that people were talking about not being able to find blue lipstick earlier and I thought I'd tell you that my friend found some blue lipstick in Rowfers for her Vriska cosplay. Not sure how common that store is or if it exists outside the UK though ^^; Maybe you can order it online if you don't have that store?

How inappropriate! Watch what you're saying in these forums or a mod will have to ban you! /lol

I actually went to Target and they had Phineas and Ferb buckets, as well as My Little Pony ones. I was disturbed and entertained at the same time XD



Oh, then I guess it wasn't just me D: Well, its not like it hurt too bad or anything. Just slight discomfort. So I guess its okay xD
Oh no! :0 Ahahaha wow XD I can't take buckets seriously anymore.

Yeah, it just sorta made my eyes feel weird and hurt for a while afterwards but it wasn't unbearable or anything.

I tried to make a prototype of Vriska's horns using cheap materials, but they fell apart. Sadness. I bought fake nails to make fangs with.

Ah D: But good luck with the fangs!

Axelai
08-29-2011, 07:50 PM
Marchingstuck sweater is complete c: Thus, Marchingstuck cosplay is complete! :D

Need to find camera so I can take pix...!

CardinalWinter
08-29-2011, 09:14 PM
Marchingstuck sweater is complete c: Thus, Marchingstuck cosplay is complete! :D

Need to find camera so I can take pix...!

I so want to see pictures! Hope you find your camera! I need to keep working on my wings. I've been slacking off too much. Or maybe I should start the robo arm.

pltshp
08-29-2011, 09:18 PM
Finally managed to upload some pictures of my Dave and Jade cosplays! Well, mainly Dave. Not enough decent photos of me as Jade, because it's the least flattering outfit ever and her wig was a bitch. But I've ordered a new shirt for her which will hopefully look less terrible on me ;_;

Axelai
08-29-2011, 09:33 PM
I so want to see pictures! Hope you find your camera! I need to keep working on my wings. I've been slacking off too much. Or maybe I should start the robo arm.

All I've got is a shitty webcam photo. (http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqpysdK23q1qga5uco1_400.png) I can't find my camera, and none of my friends have one XD;; Oh well.

OOOH Robo arm.

Aliceneko-chan
08-30-2011, 01:40 AM
@Axelai
Your Marchingstuck sweater looks really good! I like the patches on the sweater a lot, and it looks like a real sweater for a school. <3

I'm going to be making Jade eventually, and Karkat, and eventually Tavros to go with my friend, since after getting hooked to the series she wants to cosplay Gamzee. I can't wait to start on Travros though, it should be after I get his wig, which won't be for awhile. I'm still debating on how I'll style the wig.

ToroSonyCat
08-30-2011, 08:37 AM
Still waiting for my Nepeta horns and Eridan's wand to dry..
I'm actually really looking forward to painting Nepeta's horns XD I'm having trouble finding a thick headband to attatch them to that is wide enough to go over my wig though.. :(

Here's a photo:
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/sweets_paradise/300820111257small.jpg
There's a few cracks and they're not perfect but I think they look pretty decent.
(The horns are pretty much the same size. This photo makes one look bigger than the other for some reason.. OPTICAL ILLUSIONS?)

Axelai
08-30-2011, 09:49 AM
@Axelai
Your Marchingstuck sweater looks really good! I like the patches on the sweater a lot, and it looks like a real sweater for a school. <3


Thanks! :D The whole school look was what I was going for. I wanted to look legit, not just like... the letters painted on a sweater. I'm so glad I was patient and let these patches take over a week to arrive @ u @;;

Still waiting for my Nepeta horns and Eridan's wand to dry..
I'm actually really looking forward to painting Nepeta's horns XD I'm having trouble finding a thick headband to attatch them to that is wide enough to go over my wig though.. :(

Here's a photo:
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/sweets_paradise/300820111257small.jpg
There's a few cracks and they're not perfect but I think they look pretty decent.
(The horns are pretty much the same size. This photo makes one look bigger than the other for some reason.. OPTICAL ILLUSIONS?)

I used a pretty thin headband for my Karkat horns. Its less than an inch, but its not a super thin one. The horns don't even fully fit in (lol). You're lucky you're Nepeta, so you can put the hat on to make your horns stay on your head. I had to do weird shenanigans to make my headband go under my wig so they'd stop falling off XD

I think I'll make a tutorial on that or something. It looks pretty good.

Also, your horns and wand look great c:

ToroSonyCat
08-30-2011, 10:29 AM
I used a pretty thin headband for my Karkat horns. Its less than an inch, but its not a super thin one. The horns don't even fully fit in (lol). You're lucky you're Nepeta, so you can put the hat on to make your horns stay on your head. I had to do weird shenanigans to make my headband go under my wig so they'd stop falling off XD

I think I'll make a tutorial on that or something. It looks pretty good.

Also, your horns and wand look great c:

I may have to settle for a thinner one but I was hoping to get a thick one to keep them more secure. Yeah and it's lucky that I can just hide the headband under the hat so I don't have to worry about it being too obvious. XD
But for Eridan I don't know what to do since a headband would be pretty obvious.. I heard that some people push the horns from under the wig (is that what you're talking about? I can't quite tell, sorry XD;;) but I'm not sure how to do that without ruining the wig.

Thank you! ^^

Axelai
08-30-2011, 01:26 PM
I may have to settle for a thinner one but I was hoping to get a thick one to keep them more secure. Yeah and it's lucky that I can just hide the headband under the hat so I don't have to worry about it being too obvious. XD
But for Eridan I don't know what to do since a headband would be pretty obvious.. I heard that some people push the horns from under the wig (is that what you're talking about? I can't quite tell, sorry XD;; ) but I'm not sure how to do that without ruining the wig.

Thank you! ^^

Yeah thats what I did! It actually didn't harm the wig at all. EDIT: Rewriting post to use the pictures I took of what I did P: In case my original description was too vague.

Here's the inside of my wig. (http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/Roccie/110830-113030.jpg) See the elastic bits going downwards? Those are whats holding the wefts together. BUT. If you snip one, it doesn't take apart ALL of the wefts. Just those two. Which is how I made a hole for the horns without harming any of the actual wig hair.

So here is where I cut. (http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/Roccie/110830-113042.jpg) See how I just snipped one little part? Yep! I did that on both sides, after figuring out where exactly I wanted the horns to go through. To figure out where exactly, I had put the wig on my head, put the horns on my head, then held my finger between the wefts of where it had to go. So when I pulled it off, my fingers were sort of jammed between the wefts (lol).

Anyways, you can hardly tell its snipped. (http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/Roccie/110830-113054.jpg) Only way you'd even notice is if the wig is off, inside out, and you're LOOKING for the snips. When the wig is on your head, even without horns, you can't tell. But you'd probably be able to tell if you cut more than one on each side.

Here's the horns through it! (http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/Roccie/110830-113146-1.jpg) I wouldn't suggest this for Aradia or Tavros, though. As Aradia, you'd need to make much larger snips for her horns to fit through... so you'd probably ruin the wig unless you used it JUST for Aradia. And Tavros, idek what you'd do with that hair of his. And his horns are far too thick for this anyways. Sollux might be a challenge, too, as you'd probably need to make 4 snips rather than 2. Not sure how that'd effect the wig though.

Anyways, to put the wig on, I put the horns through the wig like normal. Then I put the headband on my head. The wig is sort of flumped on, so then I pull the front of the wig in place, then the back. So its an unconventional way of putting a wig on, but it works. That way, the horns are aligned before the wig is. But then you know for sure the horns look right c: I tried putting the wig on first, then aligning the horns... thats not quite as easy. Hahaha.

If you have any questions, or need pictures of how I put it on, just ask c:

ToroSonyCat
08-30-2011, 01:40 PM
Yeah thats what I did! It actually didn't harm the wig at all. I snipped two little parts, which isn't noticeable at all even without the horns. I can probably use this wig for other characters. The only way you know its snipped is if the horns are sticking out, or if you flip it inside out and notice the two small cuts XD

I'll take a few pix sometime to show you what I did. But I basically figured out where the horns come out, then I flipped the wig inside out and cut the little elastic holding the wefts together. Since I only cut one bit on each side, its not like the wefts will fall out of place or anything (if you cut too many, the wig would fall apart LOL). But I cut one on each side, making sure it was the same on each, and then I pushed the horns through the wig.

To put the wig on, I put the horns through the wig first. Then I put the headband on. Then I pull the front and back of the wig in place. It actually works out pretty nicely.

If you could take some photos that would be most helpful, thank you! :D
Glad to hear it doesn't harm the wig.

Axelai
08-30-2011, 01:48 PM
^Edited my post lol. While I was editing, you responded XD

ToroSonyCat
08-30-2011, 02:03 PM
Oh XDD

Yeah thats what I did! It actually didn't harm the wig at all. EDIT: Rewriting post to use the pictures I took of what I did P: In case my original description was too vague.

Here's the inside of my wig. (http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/Roccie/110830-113030.jpg) See the elastic bits going downwards? Those are whats holding the wefts together. BUT. If you snip one, it doesn't take apart ALL of the wefts. Just those two. Which is how I made a hole for the horns without harming any of the actual wig hair.

So here is where I cut. (http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/Roccie/110830-113042.jpg) See how I just snipped one little part? Yep! I did that on both sides, after figuring out where exactly I wanted the horns to go through. To figure out where exactly, I had put the wig on my head, put the horns on my head, then held my finger between the wefts of where it had to go. So when I pulled it off, my fingers were sort of jammed between the wefts (lol).

Anyways, you can hardly tell its snipped. (http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/Roccie/110830-113054.jpg) Only way you'd even notice is if the wig is off, inside out, and you're LOOKING for the snips. When the wig is on your head, even without horns, you can't tell. But you'd probably be able to tell if you cut more than one on each side.

Here's the horns through it! (http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/Roccie/110830-113146-1.jpg) I wouldn't suggest this for Aradia or Tavros, though. As Aradia, you'd need to make much larger snips for her horns to fit through... so you'd probably ruin the wig unless you used it JUST for Aradia. And Tavros, idek what you'd do with that hair of his. And his horns are far too thick for this anyways. Sollux might be a challenge, too, as you'd probably need to make 4 snips rather than 2. Not sure how that'd effect the wig though.

Anyways, to put the wig on, I put the horns through the wig like normal. Then I put the headband on my head. The wig is sort of flumped on, so then I pull the front of the wig in place, then the back. So its an unconventional way of putting a wig on, but it works. That way, the horns are aligned before the wig is. But then you know for sure the horns look right c: I tried putting the wig on first, then aligning the horns... thats not quite as easy. Hahaha.

If you have any questions, or need pictures of how I put it on, just ask c:


Ah, thank you very much for all of that! :D -much more confident that I won't mess up the wig now- They look so natural in the wig aswell! :0

Axelai
08-30-2011, 03:30 PM
Ah, thank you very much for all of that! :D -much more confident that I won't mess up the wig now- They look so natural in the wig aswell! :0

Yes they do c: I do have to warn you, though, that once the horns are through... the hair that was supposed to cover the spot they take up tends to spaz out around it XD Only while the horns are in, though. So I just tuck that hair beneath the horns and its fine c: